Vanita Bhalla

Rising the Tide: How Vanita Bhalla Strives Both Professionally and Politically To Help Others Use Their Voice A lifelong commitment to bringing out the best in others, Bhalla always brings her best self to her job and to local politics. This week,… Read More

Lisa Tepper Bates

Say What You Need To Say: How Lisa Tepper Bates’ fearless leadership, coalition building and question asking set a local and national model for addressing homelessness Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, this Emerge alumna is working to keep Connecticut safe, housed, and healthy.  This… Read More

Officials condemn racist acts

MANCHESTER — At a news conference held just down the street from where a racist incident took place two weeks ago — during which police say that three Black teens on bikes were chased by two white men in a vehicle — Gov. Ned Lamont and local politicians Wednesday condemned… Read More

Letter: Portland DTC pledges to pursue equity, inclusion

To the Editor: The Portland Democratic Town Committee stands with all those in Connecticut, across the United States, and around the world who are raising their voices in protest against systemic racism and police brutality. We are appalled by the murder of George Floyd. We mourn his death and others who… Read More