4C’s Members joined with more than 200 SEIU activists for a political conference that featured the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and several Democratic candidates for Congress. These discussions with the candidates will help decide who will be best for 4C’s members, our students, and our colleges and eventually may lead to a union endorsement.
The conference, held on January 14 at Central Connecticut State University, started with presentations by the three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate: Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy, and William Tong (photo above).
Participants then broke down by Congressional District to hear from candidates for Congress, including Congressmen Joe Courtney (2nd CD) and Jim Himes (4th CD). The most lively discussion of the day involved the candidates running for the open 5th congressional district. Three Democratic candidates sought the SEIU endorsement, including Elizabeth Esty, Dan Roberti, and Speaker of the House Chris Donovan (photo right).
The day ended with a visit from Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman.