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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

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DCC Updates

On Friday, June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion – which was upheld for nearly 50 years – no longer exists. Residents from around our area and elected officials gathered in Latham Park on Friday afternoon to express their outrage, sadness, and fear about this decision and how it will potentially impact other landmark rulings, including those that legalized same-sex marriage and birth control.

We are five months away from the midterm election and we all have to do our part to ensure we elect Democrats up-and-down the ticket in Connecticut and across the country in November. Every action counts!

Our endorsed candidates need your help and support during this election cycle and over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to share important information and ways for you to get involved. 

Below are a few key actions you can take right now: 

  1. Sign-up to volunteer with the Stamford Democratic Party. We will contact you with more information about volunteer opportunities. Send this link to five friends and family members and encourage them to get involved. 
  2. Sign up for Mobilize updates for phonebank, canvass, and postcard writing opportunities for candidates running for office in our area and across the country as well as for issues-based campaigns.
  3. Write an op-ed or letter to the editor to the Stamford Advocate about the issues that matter to you and why you are supporting our local candidates and Democrats in the upcoming election. Need help writing a letter? Contact us at info@stamforddems.com

City Updates

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

Last weekend, elected officials and community leaders celebrated Juneteenth at Jackie Robinson Park. During the celebration, residents paid tribute to Dr. Joyce Yerwood and Rodney Pratt, who was honored with the 2022 Stamford ICON Award.

Federal Updates

On Saturday morning, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan gun bill which strengthens federal gun regulations – the first major gun reform legislation in nearly 30 years. 

This bill doesn’t do everything the President wanted it to, but it does include actions he has long called for and that will save lives:

  • It funds crisis intervention, including red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves and to others.
  • It finally closes what’s known as the “boyfriend loophole,” so if you assault your girlfriend or boyfriend you can’t buy or own a gun.
  • It requires young people aged 18-21 to undergo enhanced background checks.
  • It includes the first federal law that makes gun trafficking and straw purchases distinct federal crimes.
  • It clarifies who needs to register as a federally licensed gun dealer and run background checks before selling a gun.
  • It provides historic funding to address the youth mental health crisis in this country, especially the trauma experienced by survivors of gun violence.
  • It invests in anti-violence programs to work directly with people who are most likely to commit gun crimes or become victims of gun crimes.

Thank you to Senator Murphy and Senator Blumenthal for their work on this legislation, and to Congressman Himes and the rest of the Connecticut delegation for voting in support of the bill.