|Subject: Environmental scorecard; events and KTW meeting this week|
|From: "Masino, Susan A." |
|Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:03:04 -0400|
|To: "KTW" |
This email has a lot of information; please read through to the end for all local, regional and national content.
Average scores increased this year – from 70% to 88%
for the House of Representatives, and 71% to 83% in the Senate; 37 of
Note this was an odd year and many issues were not voted on. The best way to evaluate a legislator is to look at the voting record over time; previous years are available on line.
Earlier this year we sent a link to the National Scorecard tallied by the League of Conservation Voters: http://lcv.org/scorecard/
EVENTS THIS WEEK:
Monday, September 15th “Election 2008: Will the Environment Win or Lose?”
7:00 – 9:00 pm;
Campus map: (http://www.ccsu.edu/campus_map/) directions to campus: (http://www.ccsu.edu/viewbook/find_us.htm)*
A non-partisan Panel Discussion will engage leaders and the
public in a discussion about pressing environmental issues facing
Rev. Tom Carr, Co-Founder of Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
Chris Donovan, CT House Majority Leader
Daniel Esty, Director of
Ned Lamont, 2006 Democratic candidate for US Senate
Wednesday, September 17th Reminder! Keep the Woods meeting
7:00 pm; Maple Tree Café,
This meeting will include a short business portion followed
by a presentation on the Wild and Scenic designation under consideration for
Thursday, September 18th Candidate Debate, 16th District, State House of Representatives
Simsbury Citizens First (SCF) will host two debates among the four candidates. The second debate will be Thursday, October 16th.
The four candidates, Robert Heagney (Republican), Robert Kalechman (Petitioning Independent), Deborah Noble (Working Families Party) and Linda Schofield (Democrat) have all committed to participate in both debates. The moderator on September 18th is Trinity College Professor Adrienne Fulco. Professor Fulco is an Associate Professor and Director of the Public Policy and Law Program.
The format for both debates will allow for opening and closing remarks by each candidate and questions provided to the candidates prior to the debate as well as additional unanticipated questions; some unanticipated questions will come from residents. Voters are encouraged to go to http://www.simsburycitizensfirst.com/ to submit a question.
Wednesday, October 1st
This forum will discuss Smart Growth
policies and planning in the
, October 11th
10:00 – 4:00 pm,
Great fun every year in this unique
village area by the
The First Family Day at
10:00 - 3:00 pm; Salmon Brook Park, off Route 10 just north of the Game Refuge
Make Columbus Day Special with this inaugural event. A fun-filled day with several types of musical entertainment, games, food and tours – including a tour of the Trout Pond.
Special update on the Town Farm Dairy:
Many know that there was a problem at the Town Farm Dairy in