Why we are run­ning for the Demo­cratic City Com­mit­tee

Stamford Advocate - - OPINION -

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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