Democrats in the Community

Democrats in the Community
DTC Members Volunteer at For Goodness Sake in June 2018. From left to right: DTC Chair, Dean Kilbourne; DTC Vice Chair, RIppy Patton; WIlliam Veits; DTC Secretary, Kris Granatek; Richard Harlow; Sandy Stafford; Olivia Kilbourne; FGS Organizer, Kendra Morales; and, 31st District State Senate Candidate and DTC Member, Chris Wright.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bristol Hosts Softball Tournament; Is All About Girl Power

Bristol Mayor, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, had the special honor of delivering the welcome speech at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Eastern Regional Girls’ Softball Tournament, held at the Giamatti Little League Training Center, on July 21, 2018. 

"Bristol is all about Girl Power", said Mayor Zoppo-Sassu, the first female ever to serve as Mayor of the City of Bristol. 

A veteran softball mom, the Mayor encouraged the players and their families to remember that, "while the days are long, the years are short." 

We wish all of the teams the best of luck and hope you enjoy your stay with us!  


 Video credit: Debbie Schur.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bristol DTC Volunteer Day at For Goodness Sake

The Bristol Democratic Town Committee was proud to host a volunteer event at For Goodness Sake, Inc., on June 30, 2018.  
 

Bryan Dumelin and Josh Medeiros move the heavy stuff.

Many of our members showed up and chipped in, getting dirty and dusty in the FGS warehouse, and helping to foster FGS's worthwhile mission.
 
FGS is a local non-profit organization that provides direct aid, such as furniture and household goods, to individuals and families who are making the transition from homelessness and crisis situations to independent living. 
 
FGS accepts donations.  They encourage you to drop off your household items at the warehouse, located at 273 Riverside Avenue in Bristol.  For detailed information about how you can help, check out their website. 



From Left to Right: Laura Minor, Sandy Stafford, Dean Kilbourne, and Chris Wright all working hard.

 


The Democratic Blue Wave Night Out At The Park!

Join the Democrats for a night of baseball at Muzzy Field, on August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.! 

Wear your Bristol Democratic Town Committee #WhereTheActionIs t-shirt, and show your pride! 

Meet and mingle with your elected officials and this year's candidates! 

More info to come!

Democrats Lead the Charge

Democratic Mayor, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, and our Bristol City Councilors are leading the charge

on improving government efficiency, cutting costs intelligently, and putting some additional money into the City's coffers.
 
This Bristol Press article discusses recent changes made by the administration.  Among these initiatives, the City has consolidated management-level positions, resulting in cost savings. They brokered a deal to provide building inspector services to Plainville, which is a new source of revenue for Bristol.

For more information, check out the Mayor's Office webpage.

City of Bristol Now Seeking Internship Applicants

Democratic Mayor, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu has established Bristol's first Summer Internship program.

The Mayor speaking at the annual BBGC Youth Recognition
Dinner. Photo Credit: Mayor's Office.
This program invites high school and college-aged Bristol residents to get hands-on job experience and build their resumes, while performing projects that help our City.
 
Read more about the bright and energetic young people who are working at City Hall this summer!  Thanks to all of these interns for their efforts! 

The Mayor's office is now accepting resumes for the Winter Internship program

If you are interested, please submit your resume and letter of interest by August 15, 2018 to http://www.mayorsoffice@bristolct.gov. 

Saturday Farmer's Market Open 'Til October, Across from City Hall

Stop by and say "hi!" to Mayor Ellen Zoppo, Councilors Peter Kelley and Greg Hahn and other Democratic leaders at Bristol's Saturday Farmer's Market, located across from City Hall and the Police Station. 
 
Rain or shine, the Market is open every Saturday through October 2018 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., offering a wide selection of farm fresh products, farm-to-table items, and featuring  fantastic vendors.  Check out the offerings!
 
Stop by the Mayor's booth to pick up your free #BristolAllHeart reusable shopping bag! 
 
 
 
 
 

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Chris Wright on July 26th

Please join the Bristol Democrats as we gather to support Chris Wright, our Democratic Candidate for the 31st Senate District.

His upcoming fundraiser is on July 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the newly renovated Bristol Historical Society.  Feel free to RSVP to Chris's Facebook Event Page if you can make it!

In true Democrat style, we will enjoy a wine tasting, delicious appetizers and desserts WHILE helping restore Democratic representation to our State delegation. 

All that multitasking makes us thirsty! 

Chris Wright needs your assistance! 
 
Please take a minute to make a donation to his campaign online!

Thank you and see you at the party!

Bristol Democrats Mingle at the State Convention in May


Rippy Patton, Kate Matthews, Craig Minor and Kris Granatek
celebrate with Chris Murphy at the Convention.
In May 2018, Bristol Democrats represented our fair City at the Connecticut State Democratic Convention.

Endorsed Democrats included: Shawn Wooden, State Treasurer; William Tong, Attorney General; Ned Lamont, Governor; Susan Bysiewicz, Lieutenant Governor; Denise Merrill, Secretary of State; Kevin Lembo, State Comptroller; and Chris Murphy, U.S. Senate.

Watch our own Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu nominating Susan Bysiewicz!

The primary is approaching on August 14, 2018. Don't forget to vote!  Confirm your polling place here!

Top left: Lamont and Bysewicz accept the endorsement.  Top right: DTC members Chris and Stacie
Roberge attend the convention. Bottom left: CT Dems logo. Bottom right: Delegate Credentials.