Month: October 2020

DTC Chair’s letter to Registrar of Voters on AB snafu!

Good afternoon Registrars, It has come to my attention that several absentee ballots were rejected due to errors this morning.  While not surprising in and of itself, I was discouraged to hear there is at present no plan in place to contact voters if their absentee ballots were rejected.   I have been in contact with the…

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DTC Chair’s Letter to Mayor Hoydick

Hon. Mayor Hoydick,    I am writing to dispense with the usual partisan rhetoric of the season to express serious concerns for the upcoming election, and to ensure that every candidate in Stratford receives fair and equitable treatment, preserving the integrity of our electoral process.     Both current Registrars of Voters’ are on the ballot…

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Councilwoman Shake proposed resolution ‘Racism as a Public Health Emergency’

Draft Resolution:  Racism as a Public Health Emergency: WHEREAS, racism is a social system with multiple dimensions: individual racism that is interpersonal and/or internalized or systemic racism that is institutional or structural, and is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks; WHEREAS race is a social construct with no…

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DTC Chair Addresses Republican Attacks and Mailers

To the Edtor: There’s a scene in the movie Casino where Robert Deniro’s character fires an employee after the casino got scammed. With slightly more colorful language, he explains “If you didn’t know you were getting scammed, you’re too stupid to work here. If you did know, you were in on it. Either way, you’re…

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Word From the Chair – October, 2020

What’s the difference between a politician and a public servant?  I know it sounds like a joke, and based on my usual tone you could be forgiven for imagining that’s where I’m going with this. The reality is, in 2020 more than ever, the difference is on full display. Public servants represent a higher calling…

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