A “Weekend of Action” for the Milford Democrats

elections_politicsAn update from the campaign trail:

This Saturday and Sunday (July 19th and 20th) will be a “Weekend of Action” for Milford and other local democrats as they convene to canvass and phone bank across Milford to drum up voters this campaign season.

There will be a special guest attending the event here in Milford and that will be US Senator Chris Murphy, who’ll be greeting and interacting with the volunteers who attend the “Weekend of Action” on Saturday.

  • Where: 75 New Haven Avenue, Milford CT (next to the Milford Library and across the Fire Station). There are parking spaces behind the library to park.
  • What: On July 19th and 20th local democrats will be out walking and phone banking to reach out to voters.
  • What time to be there: Canvassing and phone banking shifts start from 12-2pm and 2-4pm on BOTH days.
  • Who: Volunteers will be canvassing and phone-banking for our Gubernatorial and other State candidates who are running for re-election this year.
  • What to bring: Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or bring an extra pair of shoes to leave at the office when you come back from walking. Bring an extra pen or pencil and if you have a smartphone do bring it to the event. Canvassers, if they are interested, can utilize the VoteBuilder app (known as the CT MiniVAN) and when they go out to canvass they can look at canvass areas and mark voters from the comfort of their phone. If you only have a regular cell flip-phone or no mobile device do not worry; there will be paper copies of the canvass areas to bring out to walk and mark voters by regular pen or pencil.
  • What to expect: For first-time volunteers do not worry; there will be plenty of people there to assist and help you carry out your first canvass/phone bank event. For seasoned volunteers expect to team up in pairs of two and if you have a smartphone you will have the chance to use the VoteBuilder app when walking. If you are used to using regular, paper walk sheets those will be available to take as well.

In the event you can not attend this canvassing event that is not a problem. On Mondays and Wednesdays there are phone banking events taking place at 75 New Haven Avenue here in Milford from 6-8pm. There are also regular canvassing parties that take place at the same location from 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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James Maroney Endorsed by the Connecticut Education Association

JamesMaroneyJames Maroney, State Representative for the 119th (Milford, Orange), announced this morning that he has received the endorsement from the Connecticut Education Association for his re-election efforts.

The Connecticut Education Association is an organization comprising of over 43,000 members that consist of current, former and future teachers in the State of Connecticut. In a statement delivered to Representative Maroney the President of the CEA, Sheila Cohen, said that the CEA has designated Maroney as a “CEA Friend of Education” and that the organization has given their endorsement for Maroney’s re-election in the 119th House District. Cohen went onto praise Maroney’s commitment to education in the General Assembly and being in advocate for teachers and students.

In a press release that was posted on the Milford Patch Maroney said that he was “thrilled” to have received the endorsement from the CEA and pledged to continue working on behalf of public education. To have a strong, thriving educational system Maroney said “is essential to full and complete economic recovery”, believing that the foundation set by the educators will “lay the groundwork for the future success of our children”.

James Maroney has been serving as State Representative of the 119th since 2013 and previously served on the Milford Board of Education from the 1st District as Majority Leader. Maroney is the owner and director of “First College Choice Placement” where students are prepped and tutored on the SAT and ACT tests. Maroney has an office in downtown Milford but recently First College Choice has opened up locations in Norwalk, Monroe and Wallingford. First College Choice Placement also partnered up with All-Star Driver last fall in an article covered by the Connecticut Post.

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Keep up the great work, James!

A Happy July 4th from the Milford Democrats

July 4th

 

While the campaigns are mobilizing for the upcoming election season, making phone calls and hitting on doors, let us take time to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Many of us will be with friends or family and will be enjoying the fine firework shows along the Milford shoreline or in the backyard. Keep in mind that safety comes first and unless you want to spend the night at the hospital because a firecracker shot up your nose, you’ll want to remember to handle the fireworks with care.

The Milford Democrats look forward to the fireworks tonight and we hope that everyone enjoys themselves. After tonight it is back to work for many of our candidates and you may see them around walking this weekend.