Today, Republican 24th State Senate district candidate Michelle Coelho announced that her campaign has reached the threshold required to qualify for the state's public campaign finance program.
Citing “Significant Support from Fed Up Taxpayers Who Want New Leadership in Hartford,” Michelle Coelho qualifies for CT Financing Grant
Michelle Coelho, who is running to be the next Connecticut Senator from the 24th District, has qualified for Connecticut’s public campaign financing grant, through the Citizens’ Election Program.
“I want to thank the over 400 individual campaign donors, who helped us reach our goal. Our campaign has momentum, our positive message is resonating with voters, and I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response we have received from people across the district,” Michelle Coelho said.
“The support for my campaign has been from all party affiliations: Republican, Independent, Unaffiliated, and Democrat voters. All who simply are fed up with the direction our state is heading. People of all ages and backgrounds are hurting financially. They want someone representing them in Hartford, who will fight for lower taxes and safer communities, while keeping local control.” Coelho added, “I also support state funding for a public Charter School in Danbury. My number one job is to listen to the residents of our district, something which has been lacking for far too long. As their state senator, that’s exactly what I will do. I will listen to the people of our district and I will bring their voice to our State Capitol.”
In order to qualify for public financing, candidates for state Senate must raise $17,300, with at least 300 (Coelho far surpassed that) contributions from individuals residing in their district. The 24th Senate District includes Danbury, New Fairfield and Ridgefield.
Michelle Coelho has applauded the Republican plan to send more money back to residents through immediate tax relief for struggling families. (The plan and its petition can be viewed at AffordableConnecticut.com)
“As your state Senator, I will vote ‘yes’ on immediately cutting the income tax, sales tax, diesel tax, and the highway truck tax. I will vote ‘yes’ to lessen the burden on middle-class households. We need action now, and we need to elect state lawmakers who will fight to protect people’s wallets. I am asking the voters from all political parties for support - and their vote - on November 8th.
Thank you so much for your encouragement and support. It has energized me to campaign tirelessly from now, until Election Day.”
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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.