“At the end of each week, ask yourself: ‘Have I done this much this week as I did during the week of January 20th?'” – Chris Murphy
Last Thursday, February 2, at midnight, I got an email saying that U.S. Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy was coming to hold a meeting on environmental policy on the morning of Saturday, February 4 and that there weren’t that many seats left at this late stage. The town hall was sponsored by the College of the Environment and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. The senator, notable for his Twitter takedowns of Donald Trump, took many questions on everything from general political engagement in these fiery times, to specific measures on the preservation of federal lands, and the precarious nature of environmental data in the Trump administration. He also answered a question on whether he would be considering a Presidential bid for 2020. Read past the jump for more on the town hall:
From Marshal Lawler ’16:
Interested in politics? Want to hear from one of your representatives in the Senate? Come meet US Senator Chris Murphy at the Democratic Headquarters in Middletown this Sunday at 4:30! He’ll be taking questions and discussing the upcoming elections.
Rides are available on request, and there will be food and beverages!
For more info contact Marshal Lawler: plawler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Sunday, September 14th
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Place: 386 Main Street
This just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:
Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.
Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)
See below for a message from the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee regarding a paid opportunity for students this Monday and Tuesday:
Got four hours to spare? Join us and get out the vote for Senate candidate Chris Murphy, Barack Obama and the Democratic team. The Connecticut Democratic Party is looking to hire canvassers Monday and Tuesday to help get out the vote in Middletown, for which you can earn $10/hour. No car or experience necessary, and training will be provided.
Interested? Email Katie at katie.breslin[at]gmail[dot]com or call 860-316-5114.
HELP GET OUT THE VOTE.
Do you have a celebrity crush on Sandra Fluke, the woman Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” because she supports access to contraception? Do you absolutely love Rosa DeLauro’s style? And do you want to make sure the Senate stays Democratic by having Chris Murphy elected to it?
Well, prepare to have your mind be blown: all three of these people will be in Middletown for a canvass starting on Saturday at 10 a.m., and you can meet them. What better than to help Democratic politicians get elected and meet some celebs?
If you’re interested in going, send an email to gdegolia[at]wes. More info from the Middletown Democrats’ Press Release after the jump.
What: Middletown Democratic Canvass
Who: SANDRA FLUKE, ROSA DELAURO, CHRIS MURPHY, and you
When: Saturday, 10AM
Where: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main Street (2nd floor)
Why you should go: Election Day is 4 days away and you love Sandra, Rosa, and Chris
An important message from Michael Linden ’15 on behalf on Representative Chris Murphy’s Senate campaign:
The Murphy campaign is seeking a few Wesleyan students to intern for their campaign from now until the November elections at their new Middletown headquarters. Recent polls have shown that Representative Chris Murphy is close to tied with his Republican opponent Linda McMahon, the founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who is aiming to spend about $100 million on the race in order to essentially buy herself a Senate seat. This is a great opportunity to work on a race that could easily determine who controls the US Senate. If you are interested, contact me as soon as possible and fill out an online internship application here (resume needed). No previous campaign experience is necessary.
Also, the campaign is doing a phone bank at Democratic HQ on Thursday afternoon from 5 to 8PM and is seeking volunteers. Anyone can come for as long as they can, and pizza will be provided. We will be leaving from the PAC entrance at 4:45.
What: internship / phone bank for Chris Murphy
Date: Now until November / Thursday 5 – 8PM (or for however long you can offer)
Place: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main St, 2nd floor (atop New England Food Emporium in the Main Street Market)
Misc: free food
Democratic Congressional candidate Chris Murphy will be hosting a meet-and-greet tomorrow evening at the campus center. The man’s been kicking ass all across Conn-5 and this election is being watched from all eyes on the hill down in DC. If you have any interest in politics, you’d enjoy this.
His field organizer, Wes Alum and bringer of goats* Jesse Young ’06 writes:
A former campaign manager and 8-year state legislator, 33-year-old Chris Murphy is now mounting one the nation’s most-watched challenenges against 24-year Republican incumbent Nancy Johnson in Connecticut’s 5th District.
Come hear Chris’ message of change as he discusses the war in Iraq, Medicare Reform, Universal healthcare, energy policy, national security, student aid and anything else you want to ask!
Date: Monday, October 2nd
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Davenport Campus Center, Top Floor
*Jesse may or may not be providing goats.