Lamont Transition team
Ned Lamont introduces his transition team in Hartford Thursday. From left his wife, Ann Lamont, and team members, Ryan Drajewicz, Attorney General George Jepsen, Garrett Moran, Dr. Elsa Nunez, and state Rep. Toni Walker. Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz stands in front of Moran.
- "The 19 leaders picked for the steering committee are: Saud Anwar, a physician and the Democratic mayor of South Windsor; Lisa Tepper Bates, a consultant to nonprofits ; Keith Brothers, business manager with the CT Laborers' District Council; Greg Butler, an executive at Eversource Energy and a Republican; Larry Fox, a former union leader; Rabbi Daniel Ginsburg; Jan Hochadel, president of the American Federation of Teachers Connecticut; Karen Jarmoc, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a former Democratic legislator; Beth Kerrigan, West Hartford's Democratic deputy mayor and the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that legalized gay marriage in Connecticut; and lawyer Bob Martino.
- "It also includes Tom McCarthy, director of labor relations for the city of New Haven; Jorge Perez, state banking commissioner; Chase Rogers, former chief justice of the state Supreme Court; Democratic state Rep. Chris Rosario of Bridgeport; David Salinas, a technology entrepreneur; Erin Stewart, the Republican mayor of New Britain; Glendowlyn Thames, a Democrat and president of the Hartford city council; Elease Wright, former chief human resources officer at Aetna; Stan Twardy, the former U.S. attorney for Connecticut; and J. Paul Vance, retired Connecticut state police lieutenant and the longtime state police spokesman.
Support from Democratic Socialists of America
In 2006 Edward Lamont received $137 from the Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee for his campaign as Democrats candidate for the Connecticut seat in the U.S. Senate Primary and General elections.
DSA also endorsed Lamont in his primary run.
Marching with Scott Marks
NEW HAVEN — August 8 2018, ss police investigated some type of violent incident near Goffe Street Park Tuesday, community leaders began a march for youth safety from the park.
While there was no immediate infomation regarding the incident under investigation, members of New Haven Rising, antiviolence group Ice the Beef and the UNITE HERE unions at Yale participated in a march against youth violence in the city, calling for good jobs and affordable housing as the antidote.
“If there’s ever a reason for us to be doing what we’re doing every day, at a time when our young people can’t get on the playground because they’re dodging bullets, somebody ought to say enough is enough,” said the Rev. Scott Marks, director of New Haven Rising and pastor at New Growth Outreach ministries.
Hundreds marched from Goffe Street Park up Henry Street and Winchester Avenue to Scantlebury Park in a rally focused on good jobs, affordable housing and youth safety. That specific route was chosen because it formally was a high industry section of the city that employed families in the neighborhoods, Marks said.
“This neighborhood was the former industry for manufacturing,” he said. “Those jobs are gone. ... They’re being replaced with high-end apartments. We want to make sure there are affordable housing, good jobs, safe communities. We have to have that.”
Faith leaders, political candidates, New Haven alders and many youths marched together. Along with community organizers and residents, Ned Lamont, Democratic candidate for governor, also marched to support the group’s cause.
“I think of it as an opportunity walk,” Lamont said afterward. “It was about safe streets and your right to have these streets safe for your community. It was about great schools. It was about opportunity. We walked by some of these factories that are now empty. Those are going to be filled. We’re going to bring back that opportunity. A governor can bring back jobs. A governor can bring back opportunity, and there’s one other thing. A governor can draw a line in the sand with everything coming out of Trump’s White House or Trump’s Supreme Court. Fight not for Trump but for Connecticut values.”
Bob Proto, president of UNITE HERE Local 35, spoke about the agreement Yale University made with the city two years ago to hire 1,000 New Haven Residents, 500 of which would come from neighborhoods of need.
“These communities should be the ones first in line for Yale University and hospital jobs because of the exodus of manufacturing in this town,” Proto said. “This community should be put first.” The promise is close to being realized as the new hires are going through verification now, he said, but “Even after we fulfill this agreement, New Haven is still going to be in a job crisis because there’s need for more than 1,000 jobs.
Rev. Scott Marks, left, Ned Lamont center, August 2018.
Cheers from Marks
The Democratic hopeful and party-endorsed candidate raised that question inadvertently Wednesday, as he received endorsements from Yale unions UNITE HERE Locals 34 and 35 in New Haven’s Scantlebury Park. As he neared the end of his remarks, he leaned on the words of revolutionary Bob Marley, invoking a song first recorded 45 years ago.
“I need you to stand up,” he shouted to the crowd as rain began to fall. “We got a primary in a few days, and more importantly we have a general election in November. You gotta talk to your family, friends and neighbors. You gotta tell ‘em how important, what a difference we can make if you get up stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up stand up, don’t give up the fight!”
From the front of Wednesday’s crowd, labor organizer Scott Marks began clapping and cheering loudly, yelling “Ned! Ned” over a smattering of applause. Lamont brought it home with a tremulous, beaming finish before handing the mic off to Shawn Wooden, candidate for State Treasurer.
Win Heimer connection
WFP endorsements, 2018
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- CD 5 - Jahana Hayes
- Governor - Ned Lamont
- Lieutenant Governor - Eva Bermudez Zimmerman for Connecticut
- Treasurer - Shawn Wooden
- Attorney General - William Tong
- SD 9 - Matt Lesser for State Senate
- SD 13 - Mary Abrams for State Senate
- SD 23 - Aaron Turner for Senate
- HD 3 - Gannon Long for State Rep.
- HD 5 - Brandon L. McGee, J.r
- HD 18 - Andy Fleischmann
- HD 140 - Colin Hosten 2018
Working Families Party
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- New Haven Register Lamont joins rally against youth violence, for better jobs in New Haven By Clare Dignan Updated 11:15 pm EDT, Wednesday, August 8, 2018