Thoughts from the Chair
Prospect Democrats often find ourselves in an interesting place on the political color wheel: we live in a blue state, but a deep red town. While some view a local Republican majority as inevitable, others aren't willing to accept this "permanently purple" status.
Recently, Dan Nowak, a member of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee, developed the Red-to-Blue Forum for DTC chairs statewide. He invited Nancy Wyman, the newly appointed chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party, as a guest speaker, along with 6 representatives from Glastonbury, Guilford, New Britain, Southington, Trumbull, and Weston to serve on a panel to share how they were able to flip their cities and towns from red to blue. The forum was held in January at Cheshire High School. It was a most interesting evening with many common threads identified.
So why am I telling you this? Well, first of all, November 5, 2019, is Election Day for all municipal offices held in the Town of Prospect. One way to have your voice heard and to make a difference in our town is to get involved in town government. Maybe you’re interested in becoming a candidate for an elected office or perhaps being appointed to one of the many local boards or commissions. An overview description of each elected office as well as appointed positions to boards and commissions may be found on our home page. Seriously: Think about it. Red-to-Blue! And if you decide to give it a go, kindly contact the DTC’s Nominating Committee by April 2, 2019, to let them know your intentions. You can reach the Nominating Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second, I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to cast your vote. Flipping from red to blue in Prospect will require a record number of Democrats and a solid showing of blue-leaning unaffiliated voters coming out to vote in this year’s election. Voter turnout for the midterm elections this past November was a remarkable 75%. We need to keep up that momentum! Can we count on you?
We hope so! Every. Vote. Counts.