General Meeting - 2015-09-08
7:08 Open meeting with national anthem and pledge
7:10 Executive Report - President
Conducted exec meeting actions of the Board included a poker run commitment
communicated with candidates for elected office
Communicated with attorneys
Communicated with media – press releases and news spots. Lots of interviews
7:15 Executive Report - Treasurer
Total Lit don: 642k
Total Lit expenses: 564k
7:18 Executive Report - VP
Worked on blog/ facebook/website
7:19 Coordinator Report - Membership
377 new this month
7:19 Coordinator Report - Events
7:21 Coordinator Report - Legislative
Tracking 11, 9 have been voted out of committee
TRO Bills (2 similar bills) - 206 total testimonies written on our bills: 145 oppose, 61 support. 70% of total were CCDL membership
Of the people attending the public hearing, 15 for our side, 23 their side.
Most impact is had in face-to-face interaction with your legislators, particularly at the public hearing
5408 – Must show permit - 66 oppose, 130 supporting testimonies
Amended to only apply when open carrying and officer seas firearm, must show permit if asked
Ready to be added to the House Calendar for a vote
5409 – Permit app requirements
49% of the testimony were CCDL members
5597 – Risk warrant bill (CCDL neutral on this bill)
15 testimonies in support, majority opposed
SB 20 – Lowering intoxication limit for carrying firearms
Contact your representitives and senators and tell them how you feel.
Make sure to include the title and Number of the bill in addition to reasons why your opposed
Brief e-mail with contact info
If you don't hear from the rep, follow up with another e-mail.
If you still don't hear back, call
CT Liberty Caucus will be hosting a Campaign volunteer workshop. Markley and Sampsonw ill be there. In Manchester, June 11th.
7:55 Linda Szynkowicz – Candidate 33rd State House District
Linda is a CCDL Member
7:57 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues
Suitability makes us a may-issue state.
Important to testify on these bills.
Pushing 3years for denial/revocations. 8+ months for Constructive Denials
8:07 Special Election – April 26th. 75th House Ray Work
8:15 State Rep. Doug Dubitsky
Need to flip the power in the house
Donate small amounts to good candidates to help them qualify for public campaign financing
Contact your legislators. Form letters are useless. Personal phone calls are best. If they don't call you back in 1 day, call again.
E-mails are OK, phone calls are better.
8:37 Andy Falvey - Candidate 103rd State House District
Al Aldinolfi's Seat (Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford)
8:46 Angel Cadena - Candidate 3rd US Congressional District
8:48 Matt Maxwel - Candidate 5th US Congressional District
Lives in Sandy Hook
8:53 Poker Run
We'll be at the Super Sunday in Terryville June 5th
8:56 Brief Open Forum
2 week from today, we're having a primary
8:59 Close of meeting