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Bartlett announces State Senate run

Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 8:40 AM

Yesterday in front of a room full of supporters at the Marian Anderson Studio in Danbury, Jason Bartlett formally announced his intention to run for State Senate in the 24th District.

A person who is no stranger to politics, Bartlett served as State Representative for the second district (Bethel, Danbury, and Redding) from 2007-2011. During his time in office, Bartlett was best known for his activism in maters of education (e.g., raising the high school drop out rate to 17) and public health concerns (e.g., Lyme disease awareness).

The State Senate Democratic convention for the 24th District is next Monday and all signs point to Bartlett running unopposed and challenging one of the most divisive, out of touch state lawmaker in the state, the infamous birther extremist Mike McLachlan.

From yesterday, here’s video of Bartlett’s State Senate announcement.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time: 8:43 AM

LIVE BLOG: 5th Congressional District Democratic Convention

Monday, May 14, 2012
Time: 2:58 PM

Today, Democratic delegates in the 5th district will cast their ballots and endorse either Chris Donovan, Elizabeth Esty, or Dan Roberti as their choice for Congress.

I'll be on hand at the Rotella Magnet School (380 Pierpont Rd, Waterbury CT) to cover tonight's convention. Depending on the set-up, I'll be able to provide a live video stream of the proceedings.

If you wish to comment on the convention via Twitter, use the hashtag #ct5convention.



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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint

Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park

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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

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2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe

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