Stamford Advocate

Why we are running for the Democratic City Committee


Democrats United for Stamford was formed by people who share common goals: identifyin­g and mentoring a new generation of leaders to run for public office, invigorati­ng connection­s between the party and Stamford Democrats, and serving our community. We are running because we want a Democratic City Committee that is inclusive, transparen­t, representa­tive of our community, and that’s willing to work collaborat­ively.

The DCC is the local arm of the State Democratic Party and plays no role in crafting legislatio­n or enacting policy. Members of the DCC are not involved in developmen­t decisions, cannot promise solutions to challenges facing our schools, or lower our taxes. Its mission is to build a strong Democratic party in Stamford. It is responsibl­e for recruiting, nominating, and endorsing good candidates for public office to serve on the Board of Representa­tives, Board of Education, Board of Finance, and other important elected and appointed positions. It is an organizati­on that brings Democrats together, united in the goal of electing the best candidates possible to serve our City, state, and nation.

Candidates of Democrats United for Stamford are small business owners, nonprofit leaders, educators, attorneys, advocates, and volunteers. We come from across the city, have different life experience­s, skills, and are in different life stages but we are united by a shared vision for the Democratic Party in Stamford. If elected, we will get to work on day one, using our experience, energy, and pragmatic approach to expand the party and ensure it is reflective of our diverse Stamford community. We promise a DCC that is high functionin­g, welcoming, and engaging. We will strive for unity among many different voices. We will establish the infrastruc­ture, training, and communicat­ions to attract, educate, and develop local leaders and volunteers. And we will move to end the self-dealing that allows DCC members to nominate themselves for an elected office, which prohibits new people from serving in their districts.

Our local Democratic party is on the front lines of protecting our democracy, our rule of law, and our shared values and beliefs. A stronger, more inclusive DCC is crucial to ensuring a Democratic victory up and down the ballot in November. The March 3 election is an important opportunit­y for you to vote for your City, your party, and your future and to build a Democratic party we can all be proud of in the city we all love. This is why we, Democrats United for Stamford are running and ask for your support on March 3.

Fritz Chery, Greg Bennici, Eneida Lewis, Cynthia King, Emily Gordon, Susana Vidan, Wendy Skratt, Robin Druckman, Lauren MacDonald, Phil Bradford, Caroline Smit, Daniel Scherer, Lauren Meyer, Brook Manewal, Chris Malloy, Erik Findeisen are members of Democrats United for Stamford on the ballot for the Democratic City Committee.

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