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  Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz · [email protected]
June 8, 2023 at 2:03 PM

That’s a wrap on the 2023 legislative session!

We have so much to be proud of Dear John,    Yesterday, the 2023 legislative session drew to a close, and I am filled with gratitude for what our state accomplished. While so many other states fought national culture wars in their legislatures, Connecticut was a model of positive governance, address…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
June 5, 2023 at 5:54 PM

Book bans in CT? Really??

We will always stand with students and the LGBTQ+ community John,    Do you know how close we came to a book ban in Connecticut? Right-wing activists in Newtown nearly banned two novels with LGBTQ+ themes from its high school library — during Pride Month, no less. It can happen here. The national G…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 3:08 PM

A GOP presidential hopeful was in CT this week...

There’s no sugarcoating their extreme positions John,    Did you see that Nikki Haley was in Connecticut this week? The 2024 presidential hopeful came to Stamford to preach to the MAGA base of the Republican Party while trying to sugarcoat her extreme positions.  Show Nikki Haley and the Connecticu…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
June 1, 2023 at 5:24 PM

🏳️‍🌈 Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

Celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community of CT Happy Pride Month, John!  June is a source of tremendous pride for all Americans who are members of the LGBTQ+ community—and for all who love and support them. It’s a pretty big month for Connecticut too.   In 1991, Connecticut became just the 4t…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
May 29, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Memorial Day Reflections

John,    Memorial Day is a time for us to come together as a nation and honor the brave people who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Let us use this Memorial Day as an opportunity to express our gratitude to the courageous individuals who fought valiantly for our liberties. W…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
May 22, 2023 at 10:18 PM

Did you miss the Women’s Leadership Brunch?

Yesterday was inspiring John,    Yesterday afternoon, we celebrated the women shaping our party, our state, and our country. Thank you to all our volunteers, those who attended, to our incredible award winners, and to the galvanizing and inspiring Congresswoman Nikema Williams.  If you weren’t able…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
May 19, 2023 at 4:01 PM

There’s still time to get tickets!

Will I see you on Sunday? John,    The Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch is approximately 48 hours away! VIP and individual tickets are still available - have you gotten yours yet?Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership BrunchFeaturing Special Guest Congresswoman & Georgia Democratic Party Ch…
  MacKenzie Bailey · [email protected]
May 17, 2023 at 12:51 PM

Fwd: We have a lot coming up in 2023

Your support today keeps us on trackI wanted to make sure you saw this email from Monday, John.  I just checked the numbers, and we’re *almost* where we should be by the middle of the month. Will you help us get to where we need to be by contributing $25 right now?  With promotion for events and hol…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
May 15, 2023 at 4:16 PM

We have a lot coming up in 2023

Your support today keeps us on trackJohn,  As we mentioned last week, we’re running a mini mid-quarter campaign to help close the gap in our digital fundraising goal. Will you chip in $5, $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford right now to help us reach our goals?  CONTRIBUTE NOW Your CT Dems h…
  Rep. Rosa DeLauro · [email protected]
May 14, 2023 at 4:30 PM

Mother's Day Reflections

Wishing you and yours a wonderful dayJohn, Mother’s Day is a holiday to celebrate the influence mothers have on our society and honor the sacrifices they make for their children. I’m especially thinking of my late mother, Luisa, today. She is my hero and the reason I entered public service. She left…
  CT Dems Training · [email protected]
May 12, 2023 at 10:29 PM

Upcoming free TRAINING sessions for you, John

Join us May 20 for our monthly training series and see lots moreDear John , CT Dems are committed to helping our candidates and local committees run the best campaigns in the country. We offer lots of convenient trainings and can point you to national organizations that help Democrats run winning ca…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
May 11, 2023 at 5:02 PM

We’re running a little behind...

Will you help us close the gap? We’ll be totally transparent with you, John, we’re running a little behind where we need to be for our digital fundraising goals this month. Will you chip in $5, $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford right now to help us get back on track? CONTRIBUTE NOW Promot…
  Adrienne Billings-Smith · [email protected]
May 9, 2023 at 1:07 PM

Get your VIP tickets today!

Apps. Drinks. Photos. You're going to love it. John,   Can you believe the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch is less than two weeks away?! We're thrilled to celebrate the women who are shaping our state, our party, and our country with you. We're also excited to announce VIP tickets are now…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
May 8, 2023 at 7:53 PM

And the winners are...

Congrats to this year’s Women’s Leadership winners! John,  We are thrilled to announce this year’s Women’s Leadership award winners!   Ella T. Grasso Award Winner: Representative Toni WalkerTown Chair Award Winner: Henrietta HorvayDistrict 1 Award Winners: Essie Labrot & Lynette EasmonDistrict …
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
May 5, 2023 at 4:30 PM

The impact of the Texas judge’s abortion pill ruling

More is at risk than just the abortion pill John,   As you likely know, an extreme MAGA judge in Texas is attempting to ban an abortion medication that over 5 million people have safely used since it was approved by the FDA 23 years ago.   While this action itself is horrifying, it could upend our …
  Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 5:45 PM

Want to Stop Extreme MAGA Judges?

We must stand up and speak out John,   One month ago, an extreme, right-wing judge single-handedly overturned the FDA’s decades-old approval of the abortion pill. This unprecedented judicial overreach threatens all Americans’ access to legal and safe medication, even in states like ours where abort…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
May 2, 2023 at 6:42 PM

What exactly is a caucus? I’m glad you asked!

Join a caucus and help engage our community John,  One of the best ways to get more involved with your CT Dems is by joining a caucus!   But what exactly is a caucus? I’m so glad you asked! Caucuses are groups of people who share a common interest or identity working together to make a positive diff…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
May 1, 2023 at 6:17 PM

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Join us in wishing our party chair happy birthday! John,   It’s our CT Dems Party Chair Nancy DiNardo’s birthday! Will you wish her a happy birthday by giving a gift in her honor today? GIVE A GIFIT FOR NANCY! Under her leadership, our party has grown in strength, prestige, and prominence. Thank y…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 28, 2023 at 3:56 PM

Help protect our iconic foliage

Happy Arbor Day John,  Happy Arbor Day! When we think about America’s iconic forests, California’s redwoods might come to mind, or the overgrown mossy rainforests of the Olympic peninsula. But perhaps most iconic of all is the fall foliage of New England. We are so incredibly fortunate to host this …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 28, 2023 at 3:39 PM

CORRECTION: Get your tickets today!

Join us for the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch! John,   We have a correction to make to our last email - Our event will be SUNDAY, May 21st at 12:00 pm ET at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Get your tickets here!Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership BrunchFeaturing Special Guest Congresswo…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
April 28, 2023 at 2:50 PM

Get your tickets today!

Join us for the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch! John,   I’m excited to let you know tickets are now available for the Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch featuring Congresswoman and Georgia Democratic Party Chair Nikema Williams! Our event will be Monday, May 21st at 12:00 pm ET at t…
  Rep. Jim Himes · [email protected]
April 26, 2023 at 1:06 PM

I need your help to protect our coastal communities

We need to elect climate science believers John,  Connecticut is home to beautiful coastal communities. But like all coastal communities around the world, they’re under threat from stronger, more frequent storms and sea level rise. Fighting climate change has always been a top priority for me in Con…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 25, 2023 at 7:07 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch

Will we see you there? John,  Our annual Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership Brunch is just around the corner! Please join us on May 21st at noon ET as we welcome special guest Congresswoman and Georgia Democratic Party Chair Nikema Williams! Ella T. Grasso Women’s Leadership BrunchFeaturing Special …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 2:25 PM

It’s National Library Week!

Let’s keep books where they belong - in libraries “Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.” - President Lyndon B. Johnson  As we celebrate National Library Week this week, John, that quote seems more relevant now than ever.  Extreme conservative groups here …
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
April 22, 2023 at 1:30 PM

Happy Earth Day!

Environmental stewardship is a core value John,   Happy Earth Day! I hope you are getting to spend some quality time outside with friends and family.  Environmental stewardship is one of the most important values to your CT Dems. Addressing climate change, protecting our coastlines, reducing pollut…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 20, 2023 at 8:19 PM

Legalize it! (Democrats did)

Legalization in CT is changing lives John,   There are plenty of jokes and memes around 4/20, but the impact of legalizing recreational cannabis in Connecticut is anything but a joke.   CT Dems believe in responsible regulation of cannabis and correcting the harm done from decades of harsh punishme…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 18, 2023 at 7:35 PM

CT Dems are the party of tax cuts

We’re delivering results for the middle class John,  Taxes are top of mind as some of us (okay, a lot of us) scramble to file before tonight’s deadline. And for many families, they’ll be seeing more money than in years past.  Connecticut Democrats passed a $660 million tax cut last year – a proposal…
  CT Dems Training · [email protected]
April 14, 2023 at 6:39 PM

Municipal Election Training Info

Join us April 22 for our monthly training seriesMonthly Training Series: April 22 Join DTC Chairs and fellow activists for a free Zoom discussion about forming a municipal slate and the statewide constituent caucuses  Hello, John,  This municipal election year, Democrats are gearing up to organize,…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM

Fwd: Enough is enough

This is a uniquely American problem when it comes to guns John, I wanted to make sure you saw Sen. Murphy’s email from yesterday.  Will you make a contribution today to help us take on the gun lobby and protect our communities from gun violence? DONATE Congressional Republicans remain more beholde…
  Sen. Chris Murphy · [email protected]
April 11, 2023 at 8:32 PM

Enough is enough

This is a uniquely American problem when it comes to guns John,  So far this year, we’ve seen at least 18 school shootings and at least 147 mass shootings. Firearms are the leading cause of death for U.S. children and teens.   Last year’s bipartisan gun safety bill was a huge victory. We broke the …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 10, 2023 at 7:17 PM

SCOTUS reform NOW!

Our federal courts’ credibility is “hanging by a thread” It’s a sad day for the rule of law in the United States, John.  In a stunning report out last week, we learned that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to disclose decades of lavish gifts and trips from a GOP mega-donor – who also had…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
April 7, 2023 at 1:03 PM

Let's protect our pale blue dot

Democrats are taking steps toward a sustainable future John, "April showers bring May flowers."  You know what else brings May flowers? Good environmental legislation - and Connecticut is ripe with it. In celebration of Earth Month we would like to take a minute to look at the garden of positive imp…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
April 5, 2023 at 5:17 PM

FW: Indicted

Accountability should not lead to violence. John,  The day finally came – Donald Trump was arraigned yesterday in Manhattan on nearly three dozen counts of falsifying business records to cover up hush-money payments in an effort to influence the 2016 election.  Will you show that you believe a stron…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
April 1, 2023 at 8:51 PM

Thank you

We had a great quarter thanks to you John,  Thank you for your support during our end of quarter drive! Thanks to you and hundreds of other generous donors, we reached our $5,000 goal, averaging $18.56 per grassroots donation.  This is a strong showing of grassroots Democrats from New London to Nort…
  MacKenzie Bailey · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 8:16 PM

We’re running a little behind...

Can you help us close the gap? Hi John,  I wanted to let you know that today is the last day of the fundraising quarter, and I’ve been looking over the numbers. Unfortunately, we’re running $1,266 behind our grassroots fundraising goal with just a few hours left in the quarter. Can you help us close…
  Connecticut Democratic Party · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM


Accountability should not lead to violence. John,  In a democracy, no one is above the law. With the historic indictment of a former president, some are predicting violent protests, encouraged by Trump himself. His dangerous rhetoric threatens the rule of law once again. But it shouldn’t be this way…
  Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz · [email protected]
March 30, 2023 at 5:59 PM

FW: Will you help fight for women and families?

CT can be a model for our nation John, I wanted to make sure you saw this email from Congresswoman DeLauro. She is absolutely right - what we’ve accomplished in Connecticut can be a model for the nation when it comes to fighting for women and families.  As we wrap up Women’s History Month, can I cou…
  Caroline Simmons · [email protected]
March 29, 2023 at 6:29 PM

Representation matters

Our government should look like our state John,  Did you know Connecticut’s legislature ranks in the top third of states for female representation? Today, we have the highest percentage of women in our legislature’s history!  We believe representation matters.  There are over 2500 city and town lea…
  Rep. Rosa DeLauro · [email protected]
March 27, 2023 at 3:49 PM

Will you help fight for women and families?

CT can be a model for our nation John, I need to ask for your support today, and let me explain why. Republicans are stripping women of their fundamental rights and defunding or stalling policies that provide a critical safety net to millions of families here in Connecticut and across the country.  …
  Connecticut Dems · [email protected]
March 25, 2023 at 4:39 PM

#SpringGoals - yours and ours

Local Democrats make a big impact Hi John, Springtime is almost here! Time to clean the gutters, work on that beach body, and break out the light jackets.  Another thing we would like you to consider doing is donating to the Connecticut Democrats so we can reclaim many of our municipal seats and bla…
  Nancy DiNardo (CT Dems) · [email protected]
March 23, 2023 at 4:33 PM

Equal Rights Amendment

We hold these truths to be self-evident… Hi John, The statement “all men are created equal” doesn’t mean the same thing it did in 1776. While we’ve made progress to rectify the lack of clarity, still nowhere in any of our governing documents are the words “all men AND women are equal…” But, in the C…
  Connecticut Democrats · [email protected]
March 17, 2023 at 5:34 PM

As luck would have it...

Donate $17 for a lucky day! Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, John,  Happy St. Patrick’s Day to our party members on this beautiful March day. We hope that this Friday is a lucky one for you, but- if you want to guarantee it, we have a suggestion:  Donate $17 to the Democratic Party of Connecticut for a lit…
  Sarah Locke (CT Dems) · [email protected]
March 14, 2023 at 5:36 PM

Walgreens puts profits over women’s health

CT Dems stand in solidarity with women. Will you join us? Hi John,  When Walgreens folds to extremist Republicans, Connecticut Democrats stand up.  If you’ve been reading the news, you know that Senator Blumenthal (D - CT) is one of the loudest voices in the country calling out Walgreens for caving …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
March 11, 2023 at 2:11 PM

How Connecticut women do it...

This women's history month, we are highlighting the... Hi John,  Connecticut has a long, rich history of heroines who broke societal norms and modeled feminine strength in their time. As we celebrate March as International Women’s Month, we invite you to get to know some of the female trailblazers a…
  Jim Himes · [email protected]
February 28, 2023 at 2:30 PM

massive voter mobilization starts now

Connecticut Democrats   Hi John, it's Congressman Jim Himes. I wanted to reach out before tonight’s deadline because CT Dems and our congressional delegation need your support right now. Congress has been in session less than 60 days, and I can tell you MAGA Republicans aren’t wasting an…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
February 27, 2023 at 11:02 PM

Deadline tomorrow night, John

Connecticut Democrats   Did you catch Sarah’s message yesterday? We’re so close to meeting this fundraising goal for February but we’re still $1,599 short, John. Will you chip in $3, $5, or any amount right now so we can crush this goal and get to work electing Democrats in races across…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
February 26, 2023 at 11:30 PM

Help us meet every deadline this year — starting now

Connecticut Democrats   John, Our team is working to mobilize voters like never before this year. Because we know: When Democrats vote, we win. With a completely Democratic delegation and majorities in both of our state legislatures, Connecticut is a true leader in what it means for De…
  Connecticut Democrats · [email protected]
February 24, 2023 at 1:15 PM

IT’S BACK! Our 2023 Super DEM program

Connecticut Democrats   John, making sure you saw our announcement about our 2023 Super DEM program! As a monthly Super DEM donor to the Connecticut Democratic Party, you will receive: A custom-designed Super DEM lapel pin A 10% discount to the Connecticut Democratic Party’s online sto…
  Connecticut Democrats · [email protected]
February 23, 2023 at 4:26 PM

Our plan for this year’s municipal elections in CT

Connecticut Democrats   Hi John, Nearly 60% of CT towns have GOP leadership, and they’re up for re-election in this year’s municipal elections. That’s why the Connecticut Democratic Party is working hard to support endorsed candidates and local Democratic Party leaders by providing acce…
  The Collective PAC · [email protected]
February 20, 2023 at 3:47 PM

There’s no time like the present

Connecticut Democrats   Hey, John — it’s the team here at The Collective PAC. It would be an understatement to say that we’re proud of everything that supporters like you helped us accomplish in 2022. Check out a few of the highlights: But it’s time for a reality check: We still have a …