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.
President Clinton to visit WCSU October 3rd
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Friday night local access watch
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We've been archiving footage of the Friday night shows on Comcast 23 and we're almost ready to post video clips from the various political shows. If you have a video capture capable computer or TiVo and want to help out, please email us.
Democratic politicans have no one to blame but themselves if they lose this November
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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.
Is there a mayoral race?
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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.
So where are the challengers?
Back from vacation
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Sorry for the long delay in posting but I've been out of the county for the last week. I'll be updating on all things in Danbury so come back soon, as there's alot to talk about.
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