The Wilton League of Women Voters reminds everyone that Tuesday, September 24th is National Voter Registration Day. It is a day to celebrate our democracy, opportunities, and rights. Many Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, fail to update registration, or are unsure how to register to vote. Voting is a prized civic duty. For any voter registration information, to check on voter registration status, or to register to vote go to: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Voter-Registration-Information

 

The Wilton League of Women Voters, the Wilton Library, and Good Morning Wilton will be jointly sponsoring two evening events to provide voters the opportunity to meet the candidates for this year’s municipal elections and to pose questions that will highlight candidate goals and priorities to make critical town decisions. The first forum on October 22 will present candidates running for Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance.  The second forum on October 29 will present the candidates running for the Board of Education and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Each event will follow a modified town hall format and be moderated by certified, out of town League of Women Voters moderators, who will present questions submitted by the public to all candidates. Questions for the candidates may be sent in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The candidate forums will begin at 6:30 pm and run back to back with a brief break between the panels for that evening. Both events will be streamed live and recorded by Good Morning Wilton; and later available to community members on the Good Morning Wilton and Wilton League of Women Voters websites.  Registration is highly recommended for each forum and may be done online at the Wilton Library website (October 22 and/or October 29) or call 203-762-6334.  Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:20 pm to guarantee seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:20 pm if space is available.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization welcomes all and does not support or oppose any political party, candidate for elective office, or office holder.  The League of Women Voters encourages informed active participation of citizens in government, and works to increase the understanding of major public policy issues through education and advocacy. For future calendar events sponsored by the Wilton League of Women Voters and/or for membership information, check the League website at https://wiltonlwv.org.  

 

To print out a reservation form, please click here.  For more in depth biographical information on our speakers, please click on their names:  Andy Mais, Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department and Gerard O'Sullivan, Director, Consumer Affairs, CT Insurance Department.

Wilton LWV and the Wilton Library Welcome
CT Mirror State Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf

CONNECTICUT’S FISCAL CHALLENGES
Decades in the Making:   A Look Back… A Look Forward 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 7 pm

Wilton Library

Connecticut Mirror State Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf provides a sobering, yet entertaining, speech about Connecticut’s profound budget challenges:

  • Describes the challenges
  • Reviews how we got here
  • Outlines our options going forward

Keith will speak for 30 – 40 minutes and then take questions from the audience.

Award-winning reporter Phaneuf has been The Connecticut Mirror’s State Budget Reporter since 2010. In this role he analyzes and reports on all aspects of state government finances, including the budget development process, pension funding, income tax equity, waste in government, and the impact of the state’s budgeting and financial policy decisions. He was the State Capitol Bureau Chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for The New London Day and a contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters. Registration strongly encouraged.

Registration is encouraged online through the Wilton Library Association or by calling 203-762-6334.