From the Greenwich DTC:
Chicken, hot dogs and burgers will be on the menu as usual when Greenwich Democrats gather for their annual election-season kickoff picnic, Sunday, September 18. This time however, there is also a hefty serving of concern, as ominous currents roil our national politics. So, many are looking forward to updates from elected representatives and candidates.
“This is a unique opportunity for everyone to hear from Connecticut’s elected officials and learn more about Democratic candidates’ positions on key issues,” said Joseph Angland, Chair of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee.
Crucial issues face Greenwich voters, as American values are under attack by the far right in the upcoming November election:
- Protecting reproductive freedoms
- Safe, well-funded schools with core standards that promote American competitiveness
- Controlling inflation while supporting small businesses, and smart financial leadership including long-term budgeting and capital funding to ultimately reduce costs and taxes, while increasing home values
- Climate change risk management plans that protect health, homes and critical resources
- Freedom of speech and uncensored access to literature
- Respecting first responders – our professional and volunteer police and fire departments
Topping the list of expected speakers are Greenwich residents Governor Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Congressman Jim Himes. Senator Chris Murphy is slated to appear as well.
Picnickers can also meet Democrats’ state general assembly candidates, including Trevor Crow, running for the 36th Senatorial District, Rachel Khanna, for the 149th State House District, State Representative Steve Meskers, seeking reelection for the 150th District, and Hector Arzeno, running for state representative in the 151st District.
Also at the picnic: Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, State Comptroller candidate Sean Scanlon, State Treasurer candidate Erick Russell, and Secretary of State candidate Stephanie Thomas. Come enjoy a late summer afternoon, good food, and help Connecticut Democrats shape sane policies, and elect smart leaders in November.
The public is invited to purchase tickets at GreenwichDemocrats.org. The event will take place noon to 3:00 pm Sunday, September 18, at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob.