Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mayor Zoppo Urges Voters to Donate to Needy on Election Day

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu is hoping voters will help the less fortunate with donations on Election Day.
The Mayor is asking that people bring a canned good item to the polls on Nov. 6, or donate their pocket change, to the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Donations are completely optional and are not required to vote.
From the Bristol Press Article:
"St. Vincent DePaul does not have sufficient funding to operate its Winter Overflow Shelter from Dec. 1 through March 1, particularly on those nights that the governor announces that the Extreme Cold Weather Protocol is in effect. Last year, more than 1,800 households in central Connecticut called 2-1-1 seeking emergency shelter or housing support during this same time period....
[O]ver the summer the city also saw a reduction in the number of soup kitchens when the Christian Fellowship Center closed its kitchen on Prospect Street, increasing the demand at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran and Salvation Army soup kitchens, as well as at the Brian’s Angels and Agape House drop-in centers.
The mayor and the city council have been working with the various social service agencies since the summer to ensure that needs are met."

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bristol Democrats Celebrate NAACP Youth Achievement Honorees and Thank Retired Firefighter Floyd at Annual Dinner

On October 27, 2018, Bristol Democrats joined the Bristol NAACP
in Honoring 13 Young Achievers and Celebrating the Career
and Success of Retired Local Firefighter, Dennis Floyd.

From left to right, back row: Councilor Greg Hahn, Sue Hahn, Laura Minor, BOE Member Karen Vibert, BOE Member Chris Wilson, Honoree Sienna Sampson, Former Councilor Mayra Sampson, Councilor Peter Kelley, Keith Lipscomb, Mayor Ellen Zoppo.  From left to right, front row: Laura Bartok, Sarah Sullivan, Rippy Patton, Amy Lipscomb, Honoree Jason Lipscomb, Tina Taylor.

Monday, October 29, 2018

DTC HQ Schedule Week of 10/29/18

It's time to get out the vote!
November 6 is Election Day!
Please come to HQ and join us for some fun and productive work in support of our slate of Democratic Candidates!
10/29/18: HQ Open 5-8 p.m.
10/30/18: HQ Open 1-8 p.m.
10/31/18: HQ Closed            
11/1/18: HQ Open 1-8 p.m.  
11/2/18: HQ Open 5-8 p.m.  
11/3/18: HQ Open 12-4 p.m.
We have lots to do, and there is a job for everyone!
Thank you for your support!!
Candidates for Lt. Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, and for Governor, Ned Lamont,
Accept the Democratic Party Endorsement at the State Convention in May 2018.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Friends and Family Night at DTC HQ 10/24/18! Drinks, Dinner and Democracy!

Dinner is Served!
You do not want to miss our annual DTC Friends and Family Night, where we will get together and fill out postcards to support our candidates!
Candidates will be providing their favorite dishes, and rumor has it that Jack will be making his famous Bourbon Chili and amazing Sangria.
Family Friendly!
The fun starts at 6:00 pm, so come on by and enjoy some food, drink and good times with our neighbors and friends! See you all then!

The Matthews Family always helps out at HQ!  There are jobs
for even the little ones to do!
This motley crew will be at HQ!


DTC Open House October 13th!

It's time to get out the vote! 

November 8, 2022 is election day! 

Bristol Democrats Host Open House at New Headquarters

With less than 30 days to go to the State Election, the Bristol Democrats are hosting an Open House at their new Headquarters on Thursday evening,  October 13th, from 5pm until 8:30pm. The Headquarters is located in the Bristol Plaza on Rt. 6, between 5 Below and The Dollar Tree.  
Congressman John Larson will be attending, as will Greg Hahn, candidate for State Senate - 31st District, Andrew Rasmussen-Tuller, candidate for State Rep - 77th District and Mary Fortier, candidate for State Rep - 79th District.  Statewide candidates have also been invited. 


"We have been getting great walk-in traffic during open HQ hours," stated Democratic Party Chairman Rippy Patton. "People are concerned about the women's right to choose and other issues that have been circulating locally like diversity issues, the almost fumble on Wheeler Health and the cannabis vote." 

"I got involved at the local level because I want our community to embrace everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, race or religion," said DTC volunteer Mel Bee. "The Bristol Democrats are absolutely a big tent and I have felt very welcomed, which is why I am spending time volunteering this year."

"What I am excited about is that we have 3 great local candidates, Mary and Greg had great reputations on the City Council, and Andrew is a hard-working member of the City's Economic Development Commission," said Vice Chair Michael Petosa. "They have both been endorsed by a number of state organizations and labor groups and will represent Bristol's interests well in Hartford."

Members of the public are encouraged to stop in and meet the candidates, have some pizza and refreshments, pick up candidate signs for the statewide and local candidates, fill out an absentee ballot application, and more. For more information, please call the Democratic Headquarters at 860-506-4020.

Congressman Larson Stops By the Farmer's Market for Produce

Congressman John B. Larson (pictured above, left) stopped by the Bristol
Farmers Market on Saturday, October 20, 2018, to talk to voters. 
While he was there, he visited one of our awesome local vendors to pick up
some fresh peppers to make his signature homemade sauce. 
Bon appetit, Congressman!  Come again!

Annual Pasta Dinner a FUN-raising Success!

Our October 18, 2018 Annual Pasta Dinner
was a huge success! 
Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of the wonderful volunteers
who put the time and effort in to creating a lovely evening for all! 
Now we are on our way to victory on November 6, 2018!

Pictured, left to right: Laura Minor, Councilor Josh Medeiros, Brittany Barney Calhoun, Baby Charlotte; Event organizers, Sandra Stafford and Michelle Roalf, selling raffle tickets; Krystal Myers and State Rep. Candidate and former Councilor, Kevin Fuller.

Pictured, left to right: Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Probate Judge Andre Dorval, Democratic Registrar Kevin McCauley, State Senate Candidate and former State Rep. Chris Wright, State Rep. Candidate and former Councilor Kevin Fuller, State Rep. and Candidate for AG William Tong, State Rep. Chris Ziogas, Councilor Dave Preleski, Councilor Greg Hahn, Councilor Josh Medeiros, and Councilor Mary Fortier.

Pictured, left to right: Luke Bronin reminisces with Barbara Tedesco about growing up in Hartford; Mayor Ellen socializes with Kevin Fuller and Krystal Myers; and William Tong, AG Candidate, speaks on the upcoming election, and why putting a Democrat in the AG's office this November is especially critical.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bristol Democrats Lift a Glass in Support of CT Firefighters

From left to right: State Rep Candidate, Kevin Fuller; Bristol firefighter and IAFF Local 773
President, Sean Lennon; and Councilor Greg Hahn lift a glass in support of our professional
Connecticut firefighters, at a benefit for the Welch Uncas Political Action Committee at
Firefly Brewery in Bristol, Connecticut, on October 17, 2018. Also in attendance, but not
pictured here: Councilor Peter Kelley, Councilor Joshua Medeiros, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-
Sassu, and State Representative Chris Ziogas.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chris Ziogas Winning Over Future Voters

Chris Ziogas, State Representative, shown here with Elijah Simmons, is running
for re-election on November 6, 2018.  Chris and Elijah are at the popular Saturday Morning
Farmer's Market in Downtown Bristol, where Chris is winning over future voters, one cupcake at a time. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bristol Officials Dine Out for a Good Cause

Bristol Officials Enjoy Dinner at the Tip-a-Firefighter Fundraiser, held at Chili's in Bristol, to benefit the Salvation Army, on October 11, 2018.  From left to right: Councilor Peter Kelley; Bristol firefighter and IAFF Local 773 President, Sean Lennon; Councilor Josh Medeiros; Brian Dumelin; Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu; and Bristol police officer, Peter Sassu.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Join Us for Dinner!

Annual Democratic Town Committee Dinner,
October 18!
Come one, come all, to our annual pasta dinner! 
Bristol Polish Club
541 North Main Street, Bristol, CT
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person; $45 for a couple; $10 kids under ten; kids under 6 are free
50/50 and Teacup Raffle with Great Prizes!
Cash Bar
Please RSVP to by 10/14/18 so we can get a head count.