Tillett for Connecticut blog posting thoughts, questions, information and items of interest for discussion especially people in the 2nd CT State Senate District (cities of Hartford, Bloomfield and Windsor)
I originally wrote this post in 2016 have you noticed any changes to speak of in CT Politics? Have the RTCs dedicated themselves towards actually doing some things differently? Maybe even starting with the leadership of those RTCs due to needing to update the local party with new ideas? Have the campaigns started working TOGETHER instead of only working with "the sure winner" as an attempt to grow the party in CT like is being done in other parts of the country? Below is a copy and paste of what I originally wrote in 2016...
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It is true there are too many UnContested Races in CT's General Assembly this year & in years past & if things do not change this will be the future as well... The July 21st article in the Hartford Courant http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-ed-too-many-ct-seats-uncontested-0721-20160720-story.html points out that "due to apathy" & "lack of leadership" seats are going uncontested during a year when there should be not only full ballots but also high voter turnout since it is a presidential election year Copied & pasted from the article "What a shame, then, that more than 25 percent of the House seats will go unchallenged by a major-party candidate, along with four seats in the Senate." & also this from the article " 16 Democrats will run unopposed by a Republican, nearly all of them incumbents, according to preliminary information from the secretary of the state's office. " Shame on the local party leadership for not running full tickets; but also shame on the cities & towns people that have not stepped up to run for office. "We the People" means that each citizen has a responsibility to take some small part in running the country; That means not just showing up once every couple of years to vote a party line without knowing what the issues are but attending town & even state level meetings at the town halls & state capitol. What are You going to do to change the "defeatist" attitude that is running rampant in our state? What are You going to do to help #FlipTheGeneralAssembly ?