Joanna Swomley

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LETTER: Coming Soon, Greenwich’s Right Wing Reality TV Show

letter to the editor - Greenwich Free Press

“If Republican-elected officials like Fred Camillo and Peter Tesei were serious about having a bipartisan discussion, we would think they could do better than Carl Higbie.” – Augusta Perrin, Joanna Swomley, Phyllis Alexander, Jean Bergstresser, Richard Bergstresser and Lynne Rohrer, Mary Ellen Markowitz, Lucy von Brachel, Andrew Winston, Harald Hille, and Sally Turner Continue Reading →

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Carl Higbie to Co-Host Panel Discussion at Greenwich Town Hall, Expects Fireworks

A year ago, Greenwich native and former Navy Seal Carl Higbie, was riding high. The married father of two who served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was a regular on Fox and CNN. Then was given a job in the Trump administration. But it all came crashing down when remarks he made in 2013 as a radio host on Sound of Freedom surfaced. Overnight he became the target of global media outrage. A year later, he says he has learned from the painful experience and is planning a bi-partisan Town Meeting discussion with panelists on the left and right discussion guns, immigration, taxes and foreign policy. Continue Reading →

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Indivisible Response to Tesei Op-Ed Asking What is the “Trump Agenda”?

“Peter Tesei and Richard DiPreta asked, ‘What is the Trump agenda in Greenwich?’ These two leaders of the Greenwich Republican party purport not to know what Trumpism (a term now part of our vocabulary) is and how it impacts our Town. While this may be feigned ignorance, it is nonetheless useful to answer their question as Indivisible Greenwich attempts to do every day.” – Indivisible, Joanna Swomley, and about two dozen residents Continue Reading →

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Swomley: Singular Focus on Mill Rate is Misplaced

“For those advocating “fiscal freedom” and focusing solely on the mill rate, I urge you to recognize that there is another side to the equation—having a reserve for contingencies as well as things our town needs to enhance its schools, buildings, fields, traffic. Are we taking this into account or we ignoring them to reduce the mill rate by .092 just so we can say we lowered taxes?” – Joanna Swomley Continue Reading →

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Letter: NPV Compact does no violence to the Electoral College

“The Electoral College came into existence as a safety brake on a great democratic experiment.

The founders were afraid that the masses could not necessarily be trusted to protect against tyranny. Additionally, at the time there were structural impediments to electing a president on a national level that no longer exist today.” – Joanna Swomely Continue Reading →

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Secretary of the State Merrill to Indivisible Greenwich: Voter Suppression Laws Threaten Democracy

Denise Merrill recounted the pushback from both Democrat and Republican Secretaries of State against Donald Trump’s Commission on Voter Integrity when they requested voter lists, as well as social security numbers, veterans’ history and voting histories. Continue Reading →

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Himes, Blumenthal and Murphy Address Indivisible Greenwich on Resisting Trump Agenda

In addition to Democratic candidates, Joanna Swomley said Indivisible supports Republican Board of Education candidate Peter Bernstein, who, she said, “Stood against the attempted takeover of the Board of Education and paid a price.” Continue Reading →

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