Nestled in Connecticut’s northeastern corner is a group of determined folks working for change. The Quite Corner Democrats is a group of town committees representing the small and often sprawling towns of Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Willington, Windham and Woodstock.
There are 115,000 voters in this area and because of the open space and sprawl, no one canvasses. The QCD changed that this past Saturday.
“The Quiet Corner Canvass last Saturday was quite a success! We delivered lit for all the candidates, both Statewide and local, in 13 towns. Over 15 volunteers helped prep for the canvass, and over 80 people took part on Saturday! It was also great to see that over a dozen seniors from Putnam Science Academy helped us.” said Chriss Pitts who is leading the field movement across the district. Chris also noted that seven of the the seniors from Putnam Science Academy manned the phones at the Ashford regional Democratic headquarters last night.
Stories like this are coming to life all across Connecticut. Despite the negative spin we are bombarded with on the airwaves, Democrats and folks in general are neither complacent nor unenthusiastic about the upcoming elections. We’re turing off the noise from talk show hosts like Glen Beck and others and getting out to share the truth about what we have gained under President Obama and his administration.
Whether the GOP turns up the volume to 13, and whether they continue to heap obscene amounts of money into the senate and even local races from sources that may be outside of our borders, folks here realize our vote is priceless. We’re not giving back what we gained in health care, in financial reform and more. We’re not going to allow our department of education to be dissolved or threatened. We’re not going to allow the potential of some foreign country in the middle east or somewhere else to take over our social security through privitization. We are educating our neighbors and arming them with the truth before they vote. And the monies we donate to the political process is American money, up front and out in the open.
Its time to take back the conversation and not allow others to speak for us. We’re voting and we’re bringing everyone with us.