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Workers Need a Better Choice

No one should be forced to choose between taking care of a sick child and a paycheck. No one should have to decide between going to work with the flu and not having enough money to pay rent.

Yet in Connecticut many workers face these dilemmas every single day, torn between taking care of themselves or a loved one and making ends meet.

This isn’t just an issue of fairness. It’s also a public health matter. Too often a sick child is sent to school because their parents either can’t afford to lose a day’s pay or worse yet, lose their job. Another potential result: the illness spreads to classmates and teachers.

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The Town Budget – So How Does That Work Again?

February and March are the key months for the development of the town budget.  The development and approval of the budget is a structured process defined in the Town Charter.

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Notes From The Chair
Arny DiLaura

Elect the Best

Ridgefield Democrats worked tirelessly over years, particularly during the last 12 months, to cast a wide net, interview broadly, and recruit the best possible candidates to represent and lead Ridgefield at every position in town government. We succeeded in nominating candidates of the highest caliber and integrity, with the strengths of character and ability to engage with the broad range of residents’ priorities, to ensure accountability, transparency, and effective, constructive local government to benefit ALL Ridgefielders.

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Arny DiLaura

GOP Smear Tactics in Ridgefield

We deplore the false, misleading accusations made against one of our outstanding Democrats, Jon Paradiso, who is running for the Board of Education on November 7th on Row A with Rudy Marconi.

The baseless targeting of our qualified pro-education candidate, led by local Republicans and their collaborators, is a tactic we condemn. Casting doubt on Jon Paradiso’s impartiality, right to serve and legitimate ballot access is election interference, reflecting the horrific state of national politics, brought home to Ridgefield.

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Arny DiLaura

Statement Re: LWV Candidate Forum

The Democratic Town Committee and our BOE candidates, Wyatt Lipman and Jonathan Paradiso, are deeply disappointed that the League of Women Voters canceled their planned public debate. Wyatt and Jon are committed to engaging with all Ridgefielders on the issues that matter most: restoring civility and collaboration, accelerating efforts to hire and support the best teachers, partnering with parents and our community to deliver results, implementing policies on appropriate class sizes, and boosting budget transparency and communication.

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