Stamford Democratic City Committee Weekly Roundup!

Democratic Party updates, campaign announcements, and the latest news from our local, state, and federal elected officials

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DCC Updates

Join Stamford March for Our Lives this Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 am at Mill River Park for a rally to demand common-sense gun safety laws. If you know a student or someone who would like to speak or perform, they can sign up here. To volunteer, email Please share this important rally with your friends, family, and network!

City Updates

Happy Pride Month! Throughout the month of June, we honor and celebrate the generations of LGBTQ+ individuals who have fought for a more inclusive and equal society. We’ve made many strides toward this goal but we still have a lot of work ahead, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded many of the stressors that many LGBTQ+ youth experience.

Last week, Mayor Caroline Simmons joined city officials and community leaders to raise the Pride flag in front of Government Center in honor of Pride Month. 

Mayor Simmons joined Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge, Governor Ned Lamont, Charter employees, and state and local community partners to celebrate the opening of the new Charter Communications headquarters. Charter Communications is the second largest cable operator in the United States and the fastest growing television and internet provider in the world. 

Since coming to Stamford, Charter has created 1,700 jobs, invested $100 million in this corporate headquarters, and millions in philanthropic efforts to support Stamford nonprofits. 

State Updates

Applications for the Child Tax Rebate are now open through July 31, 2022. Any Connecticut resident who claimed at least one dependent child under the age of 18 on their 2021 federal income tax return may be eligible to receive a maximum payment of $250 per child. 

For more information on the eligibility requirements, click here.

Federal Updates

Senator Chris Murphy joined CNN’s Jake Tapper this week to discuss the bipartisan efforts to pass new gun legislation. You can watch the full clip here

Campaign Announcements

State Representative Matt Blumenthal is running for re-election! Representative Blumenthal has been a champion in Hartford for advancing voting rights, reproductive rights, and gun violence prevention legislation. 

In order to qualify for the Citizens’ Election Program, Representative Blumenthal needs at least 150 contributions from Stamford residents. The minimum contribution amount is $5 and the maximum contribution amount is $290.

Click here to contribute!