If you care about redistricting, then I suggest that you pay attention at the goings on in Hartford as the state repares to redraw the state's district boundries.
Several State Rep and Senate races in Greater Danbury can be determined based on changing district boundries. A change in the boundres of district held by state lawmakers such as State State Julie Kushner (24 dist), State Rep Raghib Allie-Brennan (2nd dist) and Ken Gucker (138th dist) can benefit the incumbents will face a VERY challenging political landscape and most beleive stand a good chance at losing re-election.
I hope you're payign attention...trust me when I say that state lawmakers are paying VERY close attention as their future can be determined on the borderline of their district.
The General Assembly’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is expected to vote Thursday on new maps for the 151 state House Districts to reflect population shifts counted by the pandemic-delayed 2020 Census.
On Wednesday, the House and Senate members of the commission emerged from their separate negotiating sessions with a deal on the House map but work remaining on the Senate map, according to House leaders.
As was the case 10 years ago, the commission might not set boundaries of the state’s five U.S. House districts by the Nov. 30 deadline, subjecting the congressional map to review by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
A preview of struggles for Danbury Democrats in 2022?
Monday, November 15, 2021 Time: 9:44 AM
The following clip from Julia Perkins' latest Newstimes article on education highlights the dilemma for members of the Danbury state legalization team and Democratic town committee who are still trying to come to grips with their complete municipal campaign loss that is still the talk of political insiders across the state.
Walston plans to meet with the school district’s lobbyist this coming week to set Danbury’s state legislative agenda. The schools plans to again fight for an accelerated increase of the Alliance grant that Danbury and other lower-performing districts receive, he said. He’ll request the education cost sharing grant be fully funded too.
With state legislators up for reelection in 2022, the lobbyist told Walston it could be a good year to fight for increased funding.
“Hopefully we’ll be a little luckier this time than we have been in the last couple years,” he said.
In the last two years, Danbury Democratic Town Committee leadership, in conjunction with Democratic activists on the city council and in the community, took a perilous gamble spending a considerable amount of political capital attacking the city's financial commitment to education.
The results for the Danbury Democrats two-year commitment in making education the TOP issue in the city was one of the most dramatic defeats in modern Danbury history that only included the loss of control of the Board of Education and being awarded a seat on the BOE based on a technicality as opposed to the outcome of the popular vote.
Now, as we enter the state and federal election season, the most vocal critics of the city's funding policy and the charter school proposal will have to defend their educational funding record from an upcoming barrage of return fire from critics as well as from and Republicans who are laser-focused on placing the city's only State Senate seat and seat in the 138th State Rep district back in GOP control.
Strap yourselves in folks; the REAL campaign season is underway...and expect Republicans to go on the attack over Democratic state lawmakers' record when it comes to state education aid.
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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.