Accountability Transparency Trust

Issues

The Hamden Democratic Committee is in the process of developing positions and passing resolutions on a broad range of issues. Please use the contact form to provide feedback on our work or on issues we should address. Thank you.

Statement from the issues committee regarding Councilwoman Horsley’s harmful actions

The Issues Committee met on April 11, 2021 to discuss Councilwoman Valerie Horsley’s
harmful actions toward Councilman Justin Farmer that began during a Finance
Committee meeting for the Legislative Council and continued on social media. We offer
the following thoughts regarding these incidents and recommendations for moving
forward as Hamden Democrats.

Read the full text of the HDTC Issues Committee Statement

Right to Counsel Petition

Call upon our elected representatives to propose and pass Right to Counsel legislation guaranteeing the right to no-cost legal counsel to all tenants facing eviction proceedings in the 2021 legislative session.

We urge you to sign the Connecticut Right to Counsel Petition

Policing Reform Legislation

Governor Lamont has signed policing reform legislation into law.

It increases accountability for those in law enforcement whose actions do not represent the values of the state and also increases the public’s trust of police officers. This long-term issue earned renewed focus this spring following the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others, by some police and law enforcement.
Watch the bill signing press conference

HDTC Addresses Racism

Our country has a long history of institutional and overt racism, manifested in every aspect of our society.

We, as an organization, thoroughly reject racism and abuses of power, that predominantly target people of color, in any meaningful way possible.

We must be in solidarity as we combat injustices and lend support to those who work towards these ends.

Read the full text