The Connecticut Young Democrats organization has endorsed a pair of Cheshire Democratic candidates for this local election - Fiona Pearson, a Town Council candidate in District 1, and Board of Education candidate Chris Affie.
Pearson and Affie are among 35 endorsements statewide recently by the Connecticut Young Democrats, which is a chapter of the Young Democrats of America.
"I am honored to be recognized and endorsed by Connecticut chapter of Young Democrats for my municipal candidacy this November 5th," Pearson said. "I strongly believe in the issues they support, and if elected, look forward to working with them and others to push forward for positive change in our town and state."
According to its website, the Young Democrats of America is the largest youth-led, partisan political organization in the nation. The Young Democrats of America mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process to elect Democrats, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders. The Young Democrats of America has over 150,000 members nation-wide in chapters in 49 states and U.S. territories – including high-school and college students, young workers, young professionals, and young families.
"I am proud of this endorsement because we need the youth to vote and be active in all elections," Affie said. "I am happy that they feel I can represent them in Cheshire. We need to embrace new voices in local, state and national elections."