Will Haskell for State Senator CT 26th District
Why I’m Running
I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished, but there’s so much more to do. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken thousands of lives statewide and put our economy under tremendous strain. We need to make sure that our recovery from this pandemic is faster and fuller than our recovery from the 2008 crisis.
A Westport native, Will was elected in 2018 and has quickly become a thought leader and consensus builder on important issues. As our State Senator, Will spent his first term leading efforts to to lower the cost of higher education, enact common-sense gun regulations, and invest in transportation improvements for Fairfield County. He chairs the Higher Education Committee and serves on the Transportation, Environment, Judiciary and Government Administration and Elections committees. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Will fought for and achieved a no-interest loan program for small businesses and nonprofits, promoted expanded absentee ballot eligibility, and helped constituents make it through the crisis with student loan assistance, the mortgage moratorium, rent relief, and other state assistance programs.
Stephanie Thomas for State Representative CT 143rd District
Why I’m Running
I am running to find solutions that work for us and to fight for them with a sense of urgency that has been missing in Hartford. As your state representative, I will be proactive and fight for legislation to protect voting rights, gun safety, affordable healthcare, a woman’s right to choose, environmental protections, and affordable college.
Stephanie’s twenty-five years of experience as a fundraising and strategy consultant to nonprofits has taught her how to come up with creative solutions, build consensus and quickly cut through the politics of various stakeholders with differing priorities. She knows how to find common ground and win/win solutions that benefit the greater good. Stephanie has always made it a point to be present and active in her community, listening and assisting as needed. Stephanie is no stranger to hard work. Growing up poor, she helped to support her family and worked to put herself through NYU and has a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Stephanie is an active and effective Democrat in our District, and ran an extremely close race for this same seat in 2018.
Jim Himes for Congress CT 4th District
Why I’m Running
Connecticut needs a voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges we are facing. I will continue to look out for the middle class, fight for affordable and accessible health care for all, take on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence and work to create economic opportunities for working families. In Congress, I will also continue fighting to protect and advance civil rights and voting rights and fight for real action to address and combat climate change.
Jim Himes has been a consistent leader for Connecticut’s Fourth District working with both sides of the aisle to bring a commonsense approach to solve the problems Americans and Connecticut residents face every day. During his service in Congress, Jim has worked to encourage economic growth, ensure healthcare remains accessible and affordable, secure jobs for the middle class, protect civil rights, combat gun violence and keep our country safe. He has also continually supported education, technological growth and science and sought to create opportunities for Connecticut. He currently serves as a member of the House Intelligence Committee where he is Ranking Member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and of the House Financial Services Committee.
Joe Biden for President of the United States
Why I’m Running
We’re in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. It’s time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody. Fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.
Joe Biden spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate, including eight years as chair of the Judiciary Committee and four years as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee.
As Senator, Joe served on the Senate Judiciary Committee where he was widely recognized for his work writing and spearheading the Violence Against Women Act. A leader on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy.
As the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe was charged with overseeing the biggest economic recovery plan in the history of America, running a middle class task force and reviving an arms reduction treaty with Russia. Joe convened sessions of the President’s Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress to raise the living standards of middle-class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and secure passage of the Affordable Care Act. Joe has a plan to create millions of good-paying jobs and to give America’s working families the tools, choices, and freedom they need to build back better. He will launch a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future.
Joe will deliver a decisive public health response to curb the spread of COVID-19 and provide treatment to those in need as well as a decisive economic response that delivers real relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, and protects the economy as a whole.
It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.
Kamala Harris for Vice President of the United States
Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. She started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney.
In 2010, Kamala was elected California Attorney General, overseeing the country’s second largest Justice Department, only behind the U.S. Department of Justice. Kamala fought for families and won a $20 billion settlement for California homeowners against big banks that were unfairly foreclosing on homes. Kamala worked to protect Obamacare, helped win marriage equality for all, and defended California’s landmark climate change law.
The first Black and Indian American elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Kamala has introduced and co-sponsored legislation to help the middle class, increase the minimum wage to $15, reform cash bail, and defend the legal rights of refugees and immigrants.
Kamala serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that deals with the nation’s most sensitive national security and international threats. She also serves on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where she oversees the federal government’s response to natural disasters and emergencies. On the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kamala has held Trump administration officials accountable.
Kamala graduated from Howard University, where she was in the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.