Trumbull Democrats
Sen. Chris Murphy

Senator Murphy to Speak on Trump’s First 100 Days: Our Voices, Our Actions, Our Country – Still Strong

Trumbull Dems Keys to Democracy Awards Dinner

March 26, 2017 at Tashua Knolls, Trumbull

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Senator Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal, and Congressman Jim Himes will speak, in Trumbull, on the impact of the Trump administration’s actions in Washington, D.C. And they will discuss positive actions that can be taken to protect the policies and laws that Democrats have fought so hard to put in place during the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee’s first Keys to Democracy Award Dinner taking place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at Tashua Knolls Restaurant, Trumbull.   Some background on Senator Murphy:

Chris Murphy, junior US Senator for Connecticut, has dedicated his career to public service as an advocate for Connecticut families. Senator Murphy is a strong voice in the Senate for job creation, affordable health care, education, sensible gun laws, and a forward-looking foreign policy.

As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he has worked to make college more affordable and ensure our public education system serves all. He led a bipartisan effort to reform our mental health system, working across the aisle to craft the first comprehensive mental health bill in the Senate in decades.

On the Foreign Relations Committee, he is an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad.  Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook, Senator Murphy became one of the leading proponents of commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence. On the Senate Appropriations Committee, he has fought to increase investments in CT manufacturing and promote procurement of world-class national defense products.

Before election to Congress, Murphy served for 8 years in the CT General Assembly where he authored the state’s historic stem cell investment legislation and workplace smoking ban. Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, CT, and attended Williams College in MA. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and practiced real estate and banking law. He is married and has two sons.

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Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Himes to Speak on Trump’s First 100 Days: Our Voices, Our Actions, Our Country – Still Strong

Trumbull Dems Keys to Democracy Awards Dinner

March 26, 2017 at Tashua Knolls, Trumbull

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Congressman Jim Himes, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Chris Murphy will speak, in Trumbull, on the impact of the Trump administration’s actions in Washington, D.C. And they will discuss positive actions that can be taken to protect the policies and laws that Democrats have fought so hard to put in place during the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee’s first Keys to Democracy Award Dinner taking place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at Tashua Knolls Restaurant, Trumbull.   Some background on Congressman Himes:

Jim Himes represents Trumbull as part of Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition.

As a member of Congress, Jim works hard to provide all American children the same opportunities he had to succeed: access to a first-rate public school, affordable and effective health care, a decent and safe home, and a supportive community.

After completing his undergraduate at work Harvard, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador. Prior to his service in Congress, Jim ran the NYC branch of The Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of urban poverty. Jim’s team led the way in financing the construction of thousands of affordable housing units often using new green technologies to achieve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.  Jim began his professional career at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he worked his way up to Vice President over the course of a 12-year career.  Jim lives in Greenwich with his wife and two daughters.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Senator Blumenthal to Speak on Trump’s First 100 Days: Our Voices, Our Actions, Our Country – Still Strong

Trumbull Dems Keys to Democracy Awards Dinner

March 26, 2017 at Tashua Knolls, Trumbull

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Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes will speak, in Trumbull, on the impact of the Trump administration’s actions in Washington, D.C. And they will discuss positive actions that can be taken to protect the policies and laws that Democrats have fought so hard to put in place during the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee’s first Keys to Democracy Award Dinner taking place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at Tashua Knolls Restaurant, Trumbull.   Some background on Senator Blumenthal:

Richard Blumenthal is the senior US Senator from Connecticut, serving his second term.  He served an unprecedented five terms as CT Attorney General, prosecuting drug trafficking, organized and white collar crime, civil rights violations, consumer fraud, environmental pollution and fighting against large and powerful special interests. His aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy has helped reshape the role of state attorneys general nationwide, and resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for CT taxpayers and consumers each year.

He served in the CT House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, and the CT State Senate from 1987 to 1990.  As a volunteer attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Senator Blumenthal saved the life of an innocent, wrongly convicted death row inmate who came within hours of execution.  Prior to his position as US Attorney, Senator Blumenthal also served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff, aide to former U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan when Moynihan was Assistant to the President of the US, and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

Senator Blumenthal graduated from Harvard (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. From 1970 to 1976, he served in the US Marine Corps Reserves, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He lives in CT with his wife and their four children.

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