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Your vote is your voice – now

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The League of Women Voters wants all voters to know that between Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, the Democratic and Republican parties throughout Connecticut will hold their biennial caucuses to choose the voting members of their respective town committees. All registered Democratic and Republican voters are eligible to vote in their party’s caucus.

Why does it matter? When municipal election time rolls around, people sometimes ask, “Who gets to choose these candidates?” The answer is, the voting members of the town’s Democratic and Republican Town Committees vote to endorse their party’s candidates. The party’s Town Committee members are also eligible to be delegates to the nominating conventions for Connecticut state legislative candidates, and candidates for U.S. Congress.

So, if you as a citizen want more say over which candidates receive party endorsement, now is your chance to run for a seat on your town’s Democratic or Republican Town Committee. If you’re not inclined to run, you can at least come out to the caucus and vote. (Note that there is no absentee voting for the party caucuses.) Your vote is your voice!

Norwalk’s Democratic party caucuses will be held Thursday night, Jan. 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.. Locations are as follows: Districts A, C, and D will meet in City Hall in Rooms 101, 231, and first floor lounge, respectively. District B will meet at Smilow Life Center, located at 55 Chestnut St. District E will meet at Fox Run Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 228 Fillow St.

Norwalk’s Republican caucuses will be held Monday night, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, located at 99 East Ave. Voters should arrive promptly at 7:30.

For more details about Norwalk’s caucuses and how you can participate, contact the Registrar of Voters office (203) 854-7996, or Norwalk’s Democratic Town Committee,  [email protected], or Republican Town Committee, [email protected]

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski
Steering Committee Coordinator, League of Women Voters of Norwalk

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy thorough education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.

3 comments

Elizabeth Gibbs January 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Thanks Elsa. That’s important information which doesn’t always get the coverage it deserves. People of both parties need to get involved and make their voiced heard at this very basic level.

John ONeill January 6, 2020 at 11:05 pm

The Norwalk Latino community needs to get more involved. Heck, 52% of Norwalk students are Latino. They deserve more representation. That being said, they should realize our State Representatives (Bob Duff et al) are bringing zero to help ELL kids. Why on earth would Latinos vote for these representatives? Democrat policies are killing small businesses. Our new immigrants will be small business owners. Again, why the heck would they continue to back these policies which are and will hurt them? So in summary, Dems are not supporting ELLers to bleend into Norwalk academics. Dems bleeding small businesses dry will hurt small Latino businesses taking that next step into middle class. If the Republican party in Norwalk was smart they would embrace all these new Norwalkers. Lack of ELL support from the state is only the tip of the iceberg

John ONeill January 6, 2020 at 11:26 pm

One other thing – In full disclosure. Based on Elizabeth Warren’s school of genealogy, my family is part Spanish. I’ve been told the Spanish Navy stopped over in Ireland back in the 1500s. My Grandmother has a dark complexion and told me there’s a possibility we have Spanish blood running through our veins. So, I may be bias in my support for ELL programs in Norwalk. Just wanted to let people know. I’ll be taking DNA test once Obamacare covers it.

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