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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thank you, New Milford Democrats!!!!

We won a great victory tonight and a new, vital Democratic Party will emerge once we take control in March.

But this is not the end of this blog. I will continue to use this space -- a bit more jazzed up I promise -- to communicate with you.. We want to start a dialogue with Democratic party members about our future, our direction and making sure it includes you.  

Of course, we will also begin updating our website more than once every two years and you'll see lots of other changes. We know there are a lot of former Democrats who became unaffiliated voters and we want you back.  But we realize we have to earn your loyalty and respect and I promise we will work particularly hard to do so.

We also want to reach out to disaffected Republicans in town. Unlike the ruling party here, the Democrats have room for lots of different voices and opinions. Like Will Rogers famously said, "I don't belong to any organized political party. I'm a Democrat."  

So, Republicans, if you've been exiled because you dared to disagree with the mayor or are just disgruntled, come talk to us. After all, local government is not always about ideology, but the best way to get things done. We believe in open government, not cronyism.. We think New Milford should have a plan other than doing whatever it takes to get re-elected.

But even if you don't become Democrats in name, we intend to convince you to vote Democratic.

-- Andy Grossman

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