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

Hundreds of people came to Mill River Park this weekend and attended the Stamford March for Our Lives Rally. Students and activists honored the lives needlessly lost to gun violence and advocated for stricter gun violence prevention legislation.

You can watch a News12 clip about the rally here

City Updates

The City of Stamford has been awarded $2,250,000 from the State Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.

This acquisition, 4.9 miles north of the city center, consists of 2 parcels with wooded areas and trails designed for hiking, walking, and nature observation.

The parcels are within the Mianus River Greenway, which protects the Mianus River entering Cos Cob Harbor and Long Island Sound.

The purchase will provide benefits to the local community through the protection of clean drinking water, increased recreation opportunities, and support the native flora and fauna.

Federal Updates

“Will this bill do everything we need to end our nation’s gun violence epidemic? No. But it’s real, meaningful progress,” Murphy said on Twitter. “And it breaks a 30 year log jam, demonstrating that Democrats and Republicans can work together in a way that truly saves lives.”

Today it was announced that Senate negotiators struck a bipartisan agreement on a series of gun safety measures.

Click here to read more about the plan. 

In the News

Congratulations to State Representative Corey Paris who was named the 2022 First for Kids Champion by Connecticut Voices for Children! Connecticut Voices for Children is a researched-based advocacy organization which identifies and advocates for investments in children and families.

You can watch this video to learn more.