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Stamford Democratic City Committee Weekly Roundup!

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

 The Stamford DCC wishes a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in our community!

DCC Updates

Happy Juneteenth! Today, we honor and celebrate Black liberation in the United States, and the achievements and contributions of the Black community.

Let’s celebrate today while standing together in the continual fight to ensure we are truly an equal and equitable country for all.

#BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory

Join Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, Secretary of State Candidate Stephanie Thomas, Treasurer Candidate Erick Russell, and Comptroller Candidate Sean Scanlon for an early evening reception fundraiser on Friday, July 22 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Stamford Yacht Club. 

All contributions will go to the Stamford DCC to support our election year efforts. 

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City Updates

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on Friday, July 1st at 9:00 pm at Cummings Beach. More information can be found here

The Strawberry Hill Avenue and Fifth Street Reconstruction Project will be breaking ground on Wednesday, June 22nd. The project will widen certain portions of Fifth Street and Strawberry Hill Avenue to improve traffic operations around the new Strawberry Hill School. Additionally, crosswalks and sidewalks in the area will be enhanced.

Drivers should plan for extra travel time and use caution and slow down in work zones.

State Updates

This week, Connecticut Republicans are coming to Stamford with their so-called “Rally for an Affordable Connecticut,” pushing the narrative that Connecticut is unaffordable and overtaxing residents – and that Democrats are to blame. 

But here are the facts: 

During this past legislative session, Democrats worked on and passed a FY 2023 state budget which Governor Lamont signed into law in May that included $600 million in tax cuts – the largest tax reduction in Connecticut’s history. And most Republicans voted against it – including Senator Fazio and Representative Fiorello.

Most notably for Stamford, this budget included the new funding formula which increases the state reimbursement for the Westhill High School project from 20% to 80%. That means the City of Stamford will receive $206.4 million in state funding for the Westhill project alone.

The state budget also increased the state school construction grant formula to 60% for future projects for the next 25 years.

Despite what Republicans may falsely claim now, it’s too little too late. The budget that was passed was bold, balanced, and positively impacts families across Connecticut. You can read more about the budget here

Federal Updates

Congressman Jim Himes joined ABC News to discuss the second day of the January 6th committee hearings. You can watch the full clip here