Each Town Committee is responsible for endorsing party members for local appointments, or to be on the ballot as a democrat in the local election. When matters extend beyond Wallingford, a special convention is called to choose the candidate. Candidates typically show an interest in the subject matter long before they consider, or are considered as candidates.
It's as simple as reaching out. The DTC is entirely made up of volunteers, and we'd like for you to join us. We can suggest one of many ways you can help, or you can let us know how you'd like to help.
The DTC always welcomes and appreciates volunteers, supporters and their input, elected members get the privileged of voting and may serve in other elected capacities in the DTC. Every two years, the DTC holds a caucus where registered Wallingford democrats are welcome, and broken down by district. Here, each district gets to vote who among their neighbors will be elected to serve as a member of the town committee. Only one committee member is allowed for every 75 registered Democrats. Furthermore, districts choose a district leader, and set their own district meeting schedule.
The Wallingford DTC is responsible for endorsing and supporting Democrat candidates on the municipal and state level, and many members participate in conventions to choose Connecticut candidates for the House and Senate.
There are no requirements to being a member. That said, for us to be successful as a DTC, we need a certain level of participation. Our hope and expectation for members is that they participate in whatever way they can to help us elect Democrats and hold those elected to office accountable. We ask all members to contribute some combination of the three “Ts”: time, talent, or treasure. Below are just some of the ways our members contribute to the DTC.
Drive door knockers
Distribute or host lawn signs
Help with social media promotions
Write letters to the editor
Host candidate events
Donate to campaigns