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  • 21 Oct 2021 10:14 AM | Pat Nastri (Administrator)

  • 6 Oct 2021 12:00 PM | Pat Nastri (Administrator)

    Changing The Face of Local Politics in Connecticut

    October 6, 2021- Alexa Tomassi is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.

    “I am so thrilled to receive this endorsement from Run for Something and to be included in this great group of young leaders. With less than a month to go until Election Day, I am ready to continue the work we’ve been doing on the ground with our campaign since March and I am eager to get to work improving the lives of the people of Wallingford,” Tomassi said. 

    “Our October endorsees are a reminder that there are no ‘off years’ and we need strong progressives running every cycle in order to build progressive power in state and local offices,” said co-founder Amanda Litman. “If elected, these endorsees will join the fight for reproductive justice, voting rights, educational equity and informed covid-19 responses, among other issues.”

    We are also thrilled to share that the October class brings our total endorsements for 2021 elections to 411 endorsed campaigns, including 54 re-endorsements. 

    This wildly exceeds our initial goal of 300 endorsements in 2021- 50+% female, 50+% people of color and 80% municipal. 

    Our October class spans 11 states and of our candidates:

    • 46% identify as people of color

    • 58% identify as women

    • 8% identify as LGBTQIA+

    The endorsement process includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts. 

    Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on Jan. 20, 2017 with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future. RFS aims to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seeding money, organization building, and access to the trainings needed to be successful. So far, over 77,000 young people from across the country have signed up to run and gained access to RFS resources.  

    Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.



    WDTC: Alida Cella at alidacella@hotmail.com 

    RFS: Emily Slatkow at press@runforsomething.net

  • 30 Aug 2021 10:07 PM | Pat Nastri (Administrator)

    WALLINGFORD, Connecticut) — Tuesday afternoon, State Representative Hilda E. Santiago (D - Meriden) will announce the formation of an exploratory committee for Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Lacking basic government services like online bill pay & email in town hall, and ruled by a Republican mayor who has consistently tried to make voting harder, Wallingford is emblematic of the Secretary’s primary areas of responsibility, business services and elections.The town’s governmental shortcomings represent precisely the problems Rep. Santiago would solve on behalf of Connecticut residents as Secretary of the State.

    Born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Hilda's family moved to Meriden during her senior year of high school. She was elected to serve Meriden’s 84th Assembly District in 2012. During her tenure she has served as Deputy Majority Leader and on the legislature's Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Government Administration & Elections, and Human Services Committees.

    WHAT: Press Conference

    WHO: State Representative Hilda E. Santiago

    WHEN: 1 PM on Tuesday, August 31

    WHERE: Wallingford Town Hall

    45 S Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492

    Following her remarks, Rep. Santiago will be made available to press.


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