Meet state, national candidates from districts impacting Cheshire at the Cheshire High Young Democrats Political Rally on Friday (Oct. 28)
Each election cycle, whether it's for a local election or a state and national election like it is this year, one event I always look forward to is the annual Cheshire High Young Democrats Political Rally.
The rally will be held today (Oct. 28) at the Cheshire Senior Center on 240 Maple Ave. in Cheshire from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Democratic candidates running for positions at the state and federal level attending the rally include Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, State Senator candidate Ryan Rogers (16th District), State Senator incumbent Dante Bartolomeo (13th District), State Representative Pat Reynolds (90th District), State Representative candidate Liz Linehan (103rd District), and State Representative candidate Josh Elliott (88th District).
If you live in Cheshire or surrounding towns, I urge you to attend because this is always a fun, refreshing event where Democrat candidates make it a point to circle the date of the event on their calendar and take time to attend.
This is a rare opportunity for candidates to not only give voters an update on their campaigns, but do it in a more relaxed, personal and up-close setting. Perhaps more important, candidates also look at this event as a way to publicly give thanks to the Cheshire High Young Democrats for their dedication and all the hard work they do for all Democratic candidates campaigning in districts that impact Cheshire voters and all its residents.
The Cheshire High School Young Democrats are dedicated to supporting Democratic Party candidates and to increasing the engagement of the youth of America in the political process. The Cheshire Young Democrats have been active for nearly 10 years, campaigning for local, state, and federal elections, and were recognized by the High School Democrats of America as the Best Local Chapter in the United States.
"Recently, voter turnout in America has been extremely low.," said Cheshire High Young Dems president Spencer Kinyon in a prepared statement. "Democrats, who experience the lowest turnout rates, are the most affected by this trend, and can lose elections even when in the majority. With this rally, we hope to get voters excited for the upcoming election, and to help keep the state of Connecticut a true blue state."
Admission to the event is $10 if one wishes to eat dinner, which will be catered by Disorbo’s Restaurant and will include drinks, chicken marsala, vegetable medley, baked ziti, bread, and salad.
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Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter for the New Haven Register for 34 years.