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  CT Dems · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 1:50 PM

It's Giving Tuesday, John!

Help us hit our goal!John, It’s Giving Tuesday today! This worldwide giving initiative was created to show support for charities and organizations that make a difference in our neighborhoods. Today, we hope you will show your support for CT Dems!  We are trying to raise $2,500 today, and we need you…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
November 27, 2023 at 4:23 PM

Giving Tuesday is TOMORROW

Show your support for the causes making a differenceJohn, Tomorrow’s the day–Giving Tuesday!   We’ve eaten our fill, we’ve shopped the Black Friday sales, and now we’re looking to give back for Giving Tuesday - a worldwide initiative to show support for causes and organizations that make a differenc…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
November 23, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are grateful for you John,    Today, we are thankful for you.   This past year, you attended our training sessions, hit the pavement campaigning, volunteered at call banks, donated to our mission and, most importantly, showed up to have your voices heard at the ballot box. As a result, we …
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
November 21, 2023 at 7:48 PM

One Week until #GivingTuesday

It's the biggest day of the year to give backDear John,  It’s just one week until the biggest day to give back of the year–Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is the global day of generosity where we share our appreciation for the causes and organizations that make an impact in our communities.  We’ve se…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
November 16, 2023 at 9:07 PM

Saved by the Dems

Shutdown averted thanks to Democrats Democrats did it again, John. We stopped the government from shutting down despite extreme MAGA Republican opposition. (Hopefully, they won’t send our government into chaos again by ousting the Speaker over it).  You can help us continue the work of pushing our c…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
November 14, 2023 at 2:41 PM

It’s deja vu all over again

House Republicans have our government on the brinkJohn, Pardon me if I sound repetitive here, but the government is on the verge of shutting down again. As legendary Yankees Catcher Yogi Berra once said, it’s deja vu all over again.  Will you make a contribution today to show support for your Congre…
  CT Dems Veterans Caucus · [email protected]
November 11, 2023 at 9:06 PM

Happy Veterans Day

CT Dems support our veteransHappy Veterans Day, John.  We want to take a moment to thank the brave women and men who have sacrificed for our country. In Connecticut, we pride ourselves as being one of the most veteran-friendly states, with laws to support veterans in every phase of life - from edu…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
November 8, 2023 at 7:48 PM


It was a great night for Democrats across the state! John,   Yesterday, you showed up for Democratic candidates across our state! The results are in:17 towns flipped from red to blue at the top of the ticket, including Fairfield, Newington, Colchester, Cromwell, and many historically red townsCounci…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 11:07 AM

It’s Election Day in Connecticut!

Are you ready to have your voice heard?It's Election Day, John, and your vote matters more than ever!   To be fully prepared to make your voice heard in this important municipal election, take a moment to review this handy checklist so that you can vote with confidence. Confirm your polling location…
  Adrienne Billings-Smith · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 7:25 PM

When turnout is high, Democrats win

Election Day is TOMORROW!John, Tomorrow is the big day—Election Day 2023!  Your vote tomorrow is crucial in shaping our communities and the future of our state and nation. Your voice matters, and the power to make a difference lies within your vote.  We are working around the clock until polls close…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
November 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM

Four days to go...

Election Day is almost here! John, It's Get Out The Vote Weekend! Generally speaking, it’s not a time that’s widely celebrated, but we think it should be. For those of us at CT Dems, these final four days give us the same anticipation as the days leading up to Christmas or a summer vacation because…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
November 1, 2023 at 8:50 PM

Honoring the First Americans

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month John,  It’s Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural, historical, and social contributions of indigenous peoples.  As a nation, we’ve often fallen tragically short in treating the First Americans with the respect a…
  Chris Pitts · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 2:33 PM

Here are some scary facts for your Halloween...

Don’t ghost this municipal election! Happy Halloween, John!  Our streets will soon come alive with laughter, creativity, the spirit of giving, and some scares from your friendly neighborhood witches, ghosts, and goblins!  Today also marks ONE WEEK until Municipal Election Day across Connecticut. Can…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
October 27, 2023 at 2:05 PM

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Join us in wishing our Executive Director a happy birthday! John,   It’s our Executive Director Sarah Locke’s birthday! Will you help make this one extra special by giving a gift to the CT Dems in her honor today? GIVE A GIFIT FOR SARAH! Sarah has steered our party to new heights and expanded oppo…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
October 26, 2023 at 9:25 PM

Fwd: Let’s get out the vote!

Register. Make a plan. Talk to friends and family. John, We know you don’t want to miss this chance to cast your vote for local Democrats who care about our communities as much as you do.   And, if you can, please consider making a contribution right now to help the Party continue to reach voters th…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
October 25, 2023 at 9:24 PM

🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 MAGA wins the Speakership

What you need to know about Speaker Johnson John,  After three weeks and four votes, there is a new Speaker of the House, with Republicans fully embracing extreme MAGA darling Mike Johnson of Louisana.  Who is Mike Johnson? It’s a question even many House Republicans are asking themselves. Here’s w…
  Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz · [email protected]
October 25, 2023 at 12:50 PM

Let’s get out the vote!

Register. Make a plan. Talk to friends and family. Dear John,   It’s 13 days until Election Day…are you ready to vote? As your Lieutenant Governor, I have the opportunity to interact with municipal leaders on a regular basis. I can tell you from experience that solid local leaders are crucial to th…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
October 24, 2023 at 6:36 PM

Protect the freedom to read!

Vote in your local school board electionJohn, It’s no secret that book bans in schools and public libraries are on the rise across the country. As radical organizations force their personal preferences onto others, their efforts have even led to physical threats against librarians, simply for doing …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
October 20, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Let’s build a better politics from our communities up

It all starts right here at homeJohn, We’ve all heard of trickle-down economics, but how about ‘trickle-up politics’?  “Trickle up politics” is when government leaders hone their skills at the local level then take them to the statehouse, governor’s mansion, or even to Congress.  The municipal level…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
October 18, 2023 at 1:20 PM

There are extreme candidates on the ballot in CT this year

Be sure to vote on Nov. 7!John, If you knew you could do one thing to help stem the tide of extremism that has so afflicted our nation in recent years, would you do it without a second thought?  Of course you would. And the good news is, you can! Vote on Tuesday, November 7.  Your contribution of $5…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
October 16, 2023 at 6:32 PM

MAGA extremism isn't just a D.C. problem

It affects us all John,  American democracy functions at its best when our representatives work together in good faith, build relationships, find common ground, and put the needs of their constituents and the country first.  Unfortunately, as the news from Washington these past few weeks demonstrate…
  CT Dems Training · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 3:45 PM

Get Out the Vote Training SATURDAY!

Join our Exec. Director Sarah Locke and more for GOTV success!John, Tomorrow, Saturday, October 14th, we'll be holding our training session on Getting Out the Vote! Please join the free workshop via Zoom from 9 to 11 AM. CT Dems Executive Director Sarah Locke will detail the best strategies your cam…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
October 12, 2023 at 9:35 PM

Fwd: We’re gearing up for 2024

This is an all-hands-on-deck effort to defeat Donald Trump and right-wing extremismJohn, I wanted to make sure you saw Sen. Murphy’s email from earlier this week.  With Election Day right around the corner, we’re encouraging every Connecticut Democrat to pledge to vote in this year’s municipal elect…
  Sen. Chris Murphy · [email protected]
October 10, 2023 at 7:38 PM

We’re gearing up for 2024

This is an all-hands-on-deck effort to defeat Donald Trump and right-wing extremismJohn, Every year, I walk across the state — nearly a hundred miles over about 5 days — to meet with Connecticut residents and listen to their unfiltered thoughts and priorities.   Every year, people share with me thei…
  Adrienne Billings-Smith · [email protected]
October 7, 2023 at 3:55 PM

One month to go!

Help make Election Day a huge successJohn, Municipal elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. They may not get the glory, but they are my favorite type of election. As a former elected official and a community organizer, there is no other type of election that literally affects your everyday …
  CT Dems Training · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 3:41 PM

Oct. 14th Training - How to Get Out the Vote

Join our Exec. Director Sarah Locke and more for GOTV success!John, As we get closer and closer to Election Day, it's essential for Democrats to Get Out the Vote! Learn how to make sure all of your campaign's voters cast that ballot. Vice Chair Jimmy Tickey will welcome CT Dems' own Sarah Locke and …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
October 5, 2023 at 5:28 PM

Crisis averted?

No, not reallyJohn, Over the weekend came this welcome bit of news: at the last minute, Congress prevented a shutdown of the federal government.That’s a good thing, right? Well, for now. But there’s more to the story. A lot more…  Make a contribution today to support your Congressional Democrats, wh…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
October 3, 2023 at 6:29 PM

IMPORTANT: New Presidential Primary Date!

Be sure to mark your calendars!John, Last week, during a special session, a bipartisan proposal to move Connecticut’s presidential primary date to the first Tuesday in April passed the legislature. Our new primary date will be April 2, 2024.   We want to offer a huge thank you to the Governor and th…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
October 2, 2023 at 7:45 PM

We reached our goal!

Connecticut Democrats really stepped upJohn, Thank you for helping us reach and exceed our digital fundraising end-of-quarter goal!   If you didn’t have a chance to contribute during our end-of-quarter drive, it’s not too late to chip in! CHIP IN TODAY! Thanks to so many dedicated supporters across …
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 7:22 PM

Fwd: How many towns flipped to GOP control?!

Support your Connecticut DemocratsJohn,   Apologies for interrupting your Saturday, but I wanted to make sure you saw yesterday’s email. Our end-of-quarter deadline is at midnight TONIGHT—but we're still $760 short of our goal. Can I count on you to chip in right now and help us close the gap? We’re…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 1:45 PM

How many towns flipped to GOP control?!

Support your Connecticut DemocratsJohn,  Did you ever wonder why so many towns in Connecticut are led by Republican mayors and councils? The answer is as simple as it is troubling: Democrats aren’t showing up to vote in municipal races.  In fact, Republicans took the top elected post from Democrats …
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 6:01 PM

We have to do better than this

Help us reach every Connecticut voter!John,  Did you know that in the last local election in 2021, only 30% of Nutmeggers showed up to vote? Now, 58% of our towns are run by Republicans.  When Democrats stay home, the GOP wins.  That’s why we created the Voter Registration Fund. Help us register as …
  CT Dems · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 12:56 PM

Help us meet our end-of-quarter goal!

It's the last one before Election DayJohn,  Happy Fall! It’s the time of year for football, apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, and of course…elections!  It also means it’s the end of the quarter—the last one before Election Day on Nov. 7! We need to raise $2,000 before Saturday at midnight to …
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
September 26, 2023 at 4:17 PM

Did you miss the John Bailey Dinner?

We showed the strength of our Party last Friday night John,    The 2023 John Bailey Dinner was a huge success! Last Friday night was an inspiring evening showing the strength and unity of our Party.   If you weren’t able to attend but would still like to show your support, please consider making a …
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
September 19, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Three days to the John Bailey Dinner!

VIP & individual tickets are still available!We’re three days out from the big day, John!  Democrats from across Connecticut will be in Stamford for the 2023 Annual John Bailey Dinner. VIP and individual tickets are still available–have you gotten yours yet? Annual John Bailey DinnerFeaturing Sp…
  Chris Pitts · [email protected]
September 18, 2023 at 1:10 PM

50 days to go!

Help us secure a better future on Election DayJohn,  With just 50 days remaining until the upcoming election, I’m reaching out to ask for your help.Turnout for municipal elections in Connecticut is shockingly low. In 2021, just 30% of eligible voters statewide turned out for this most basic function…
  Kay Muñoz, CT Hispanic Democratic Caucus · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 3:37 PM

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, John!   Each year, from September 15 through October 15, the nation celebrates the history and culture of Americans of  Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American descent. It’s also a time to celebrate the independenc…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 8:35 PM

Fwd: Are you registered?

Make your voice heard! Hi John,   I wanted to make sure you saw Nancy’s email from last week. It is so important for every citizen to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, and you can only do that if you’re registered to vote. Your CT Dems have created a Voter Registration Fund and are running a…
  Mayor Caroline Simmons · [email protected]
September 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Will I see you in Stamford?

10 days to the John Bailey Dinner! John,  We are just 10 days away from the John Bailey Dinner! As Mayor of Stamford, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Democrats from across the state to my city on Friday, September 22nd for the event. Will I see you there?Annual John Bailey Dinner Featuring…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
September 12, 2023 at 10:01 AM

Polls are now OPEN!

Vote in today's primary! John,   The polls are OPEN! Today, towns across the state have municipal primary elections determining who moves on to November’s general election.   To find out if your town has a Democratic primary election and to ensure you head to the right polling place, click the butto…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 1:30 PM

Announcing this year’s William A. O’Neill Award Winner!

John,  We hope you'll join us at the 2023 John Bailey Dinner on Friday, September 22nd! We’ll be celebrating the hard work of Democrats across the state as well as honoring Marti Carlson as the William A. O’Neill Award winner! Annual John Bailey DinnerFeaturing Special Guest Michigan Governor Gretc…
  Jimmy Tickey · [email protected]
September 6, 2023 at 9:51 PM

FWD: Sept. 9th Training - All About Door Knocking

Join former CT Sen. Will Haskell and others for tips on canvassing for campaign success!John, ICYMI: we're having a great training session via Zoom on Saturday!Please join me, former CT Senator Will Haskell, and our panel of veteran campaigners for a discussion of the art and science of canvassing d…
  Nancy DiNardo · [email protected]
September 5, 2023 at 7:21 PM

Are you registered?

Make your voice heard! Elections? This year? Yes! Not only is there an election on November 7, but it’s one of the most important types of elections, John—municipal elections.   Voting for local leaders allows you to take an active role in shaping the future of your community. Your vote is your powe…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
September 4, 2023 at 2:14 PM

Happy Labor Day from your CT Dems!

Honoring workers every day of the yearHappy Labor Day, John!  As you know, today is more than just a long weekend; it's a day to celebrate the spirit, commitment, and dedication of American workers.For your Connecticut Democrats, honoring workers is a mission. Today and every day, Democrats are comm…
  CT Dems Training · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 7:15 PM

Sept. 9th Training - All About Door Knocking

Join former CT Sen. Will Haskell and others for tips on canvassing for campaign success!John, Talking to voters door-to-door is the most effective way to earn votes and win. Whether the candidate or campaign volunteers are canvassing, conversations at the doors are critical to persuade and turn out …
  Adrienne Billings-Smith · [email protected]
August 31, 2023 at 5:01 PM

I'm proud to be a Democrat

Please stand with us John,  I’m proud to be a Democrat. Our party continues to fight for progress and pass substantive policies that are making real, positive impacts in the lives of Americans and Conneticuters.  Tomorrow begins the fall sprint to Election Day 2023. Can your CT Dems count on you to …
  Rep. Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
August 30, 2023 at 12:15 PM

Welcoming a new school year!

Some changes are in store for our schools John, It’s back-to-school time! As a former educator, I’ve always loved this time of year—the anticipation, the sense of new beginnings, the promise of fresh opportunities. While students, teachers, and school administrators and staff across Connecticut emba…
  Chris Pitts · [email protected]
August 29, 2023 at 1:33 PM


We're in need of some all-star help Hi John,  The John Bailey Dinner is coming up soon and we are in need of volunteers! Are you available and willing to help us in Stamford on Friday, September 22nd? VOLUNTEER This is our biggest event of the year and we are excited to be joined by Michigan Govern…
  CT Dems · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 3:08 PM

Get your John Bailey Dinner tickets today!

We’ll see you in Stamford John,  The John Bailey Dinner is the biggest event of the year for the Connecticut Democratic Party. This year, we are thrilled to be joined by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Will you join us, too? Annual John Bailey DinnerFeaturing Special Guest Michigan Governor Gre…
  Sarah Locke · [email protected]
August 25, 2023 at 1:52 PM

It’s been 123 years...

And we’re still fighting for everyone’s right to vote John,  Tomorrow we celebrate Women’s Equality Day–the day we recognize the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, giving American women the right to vote.   It was the culmination of a half-century of organized activism by the suffragettes a…