Senator Chris Dodd announced today that former President Bill Clinton will visit Connecticut to thank students for their fundraising efforts on behalf of those affected by Hurricane Katrina and the December tsunami disaster in South Asia Monday, October 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the O'Neill Center located on the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
"I'm so proud of our students here in Connecticut and obviously President Clinton was impressed too since he's agreed to thank the students in person for their tremendous efforts to help the people affected by these tragic disasters."
Dodd and the Connecticut Association of Schools requested the visit after the Brother's Brother Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to improve international health and education, agreed to match the students fundraising efforts dollar-for-dollar if Clinton agreed to accept the check for the tsunami relief fund that he and former President Bush co-chair. Connecticut school students raised $300,000 and with the matching dollars will be able to build a 1,500 pupil school in Sri Lanka and provide funding support for the next five years. The students are now raising funds to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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Democratic politicans have no one to blame but themselves if they lose this November
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Time: 3:48 PM
Newsflash: You're going to lose the the Republicans by a landslide and it will be ALL your fault!
This election season is a disgrace and the Democrats are totally to blame. If I was Mayor Boughton, I'd be laughing at you right now (actually, he basically did that last Friday night on the local cable access show "In Our Opinion") and if I wsa Boughton, I'd be laughing also.
Why spend any money when the opponent isn't doing anything. I can't believe in a year when Boughton has made so many errors and pissed off so many different groups of people (police department, Latinos, anyone who is sick of the increase in condos being built), that the Democrats are not using this to their advantage.
Why the lack of message? Why the lack of vision? Why the lack of unity? Why the lack of getting out the vote?
I'm just stunned and almost embarrassed that with less than two months to go, I haven't heard, read, or seen a thing about ANY of the Democratic politicians who are running for office.
Should the Democratic voters even vote in for their party in November. If they should, tell me why? If the Democratic politicians don't care enough to campaign, why should the Democratic voters vote for them?
Don't think I'm being harsh or overly critical. If you think I'm wrong, just go out and ask twenty random people this simple question. "Can you name he the person who's running against Mayor Mark Boughton" and see if you get an answer. Even better, I'll do a poll and give you the results.
You still have time to turn things around but time is not on your side. The people of Danbury deserve a spirited debate on the issues so you HAVE to get your messge out to the masses or else no on (Republican or Democrat) are going to want to go to the polls in November.
I'm extermely disappointed in the lack of the democratic party to offer an alternative to the republicans as we dreaw closer to the November elections.
Do you know who challenging Mayor Boughton?
Do you know of any Democrat running for Common Council besides Tom Saddi?
The people of this city are losing out when we can't get the two parties to tell us what their vision for Danbury when you don't hear for them. In a year when we see illegal immigration forced on the front pages, the police department picketing in front of City Hall, traffic increasing on our streets, and people complain over the lack of quality education, you would think that any challenger would be screaming for attention and blasting the people currently in office.
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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.