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Friday, March 21, 2014

We're off and running

We held our organizational meeting on Monday as New Milford Democrats for Change morphed into the New  Milford Democratic Town Committee. Most importantly, we passed a resolution supporting the Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House's location in an area where the clients will have easy access to services.

Here is the resolution as approved by a unanimous voice vote of the DTC.

Resolved, the New Milford Democratic Town Committee supports the relocation of

Loaves and Fishes Hospitality House to a centrally located property that is reasonable

walking distance to the downtown area. This property should have easy access to other

vital resources such as Social Services, homeless shelter, transportation, and other 

supportive services.


The Committee also elected officers for the next two years:

Chairman: Andy Grossman
Vice Chair: Peter Mullen
Treasuer: Paul Galasco
Recording Sec.: Mary Jane Lundgren
Corresponding Sec:  Adrienne Auricho














That's four-fifths of our Executive Committee with Adrienne just out of the  picture on the left.
From left is: Mary Jane, myself, Peter and Paul.

We had a solid turnout with about a dozen non-DTC Democrats showing up in support as well as Audrey Blondin, one of our two reps to the State Democratic Central Committee from the 30th State Senate district.

We hope you will consider attending our next meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7:30pm at the Railroad Station on Railroad Street.

Our website is also active at www.newmilforddemocrats.org as is our Facebook page under New Milford Democrats. 






Friday, March 7, 2014

Contacting us

If you want to learn more about what the new Democratic Town Committee is up to, please email us at newmilforddemsforchange at gmail.com. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

VICTORY!!!!



New Milford Democrats took the first step yesterday in returning us to a two-party town when they elected our slate by a 2-1 margin in the Town Committee primary out of about 630 ballots cast. The turnout of 14% of registered voters was higher than many had anticipated. 

The News-Times has an article on the primary. http://blog.ctnews.com/offbeat/2014/03/05/nm-democrats-vote-for-change/

We want to thank party members for their huge vote of confidence in our group. Our message of the need to become more inclusive, to develop grass-roots organizing strategies and to begin speaking out more forcefully on local issues resonated with voters.  Already we have begun to move on updating our Web site on a timely basis -- certainly more than once every two years! -- to keep Democrats informed on their party's activities. 

The DTC will elect officers at its first meeting this month. Date and location to be announced.

We hope that several of the former DTC members rejoin the committee when we have vacancies. In introducing change to the DTC, it was never our intention to "throw the baby out with the bathwater."  


Monday, March 3, 2014


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