POLICYmatters: Conversations that strengthen our community

Darien Democratic Town Committee Speaker Series: A Non-partisan discussion on the impact of guns in America

The Darien DTC has launched a new speaker series, “Policy Matters: Conversations that Strengthen Our Community.” The series, which is expected to run quarterly, kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at the Darien Library.

The first event will feature a discussion of guns in America and their impact on our community. The speakers scheduled to appear are Congressman Jim Himes (arriving at 11:45a), George Jepsen – Connecticut Attorney General, Duane J. Lovello – Darien Chief of Police, and Ron Pinciaro – Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence.

The inaugural event kicks off at 11:00 a.m and runs until 12:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to all.

The series has been created as a forum to encourage discussion on national issues that impact Darien. The DTC aims to host several speaker series events throughout 2013. Future topics in the series may include a Women's Health Forum, Helping Our Seniors – The Challenges of Aging, and Staying Solvent in The New Economy.

"The Darien DTC is very excited to bring this speaker series to our town. We felt that it was important to look beyond party lines and bring people together to discuss issues that really matter to our families and neighbors,” said Rachel Martin, Chair of the DTC Issues Committee. “We hope that others see this is a great way to stimulate conversation in our community.”

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