A CITIZEN'S ADVOCACY GROUP

Milford Speaks Out: Founded January 2017


2020


  Voter Outreach Projects         MSO is reaching out to voters across America by participating in   Postcards to Voters &

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Milford Speaks Out looks at legislative session


 State Senator James Maroney presented and answered questions regarding “What’s Ahead in the Upcoming Legislative Session."


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Go to Archived Content below to review an extensive list of our    accomplishments and actions


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Medicare for All and the Public Option: What’s the Difference?

 We’ve heard endless amounts from the Democratic presidential hopefuls about their health care reform proposals. But the latest Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll reveals substantial public confusion about them. In short, the proposals fall into two camps, Medicare for All and a public option. Here’s a cheat sheet explaining their key differences. 


 https://www.laprogressive.com/public-health-insurance/ 


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THE UNFILTERED THOUGHTS OF VOTERS WHO’VE SWITCHED


February 2 2020, 9:41 a.m. 


 THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY has been highly volatile, with one candidate after another rising ... and then falling, as Democratic primary voters, locked in on the singular task of ousting Donald Trump, bounced from one hopeful to the next. 



DEDICATED TO BRINGING ABOUT A FAIR AND JUST COMMUNITY THRU EDUCATION AND ACTION


 Meetings are held 

the second Sunday

 of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Fowler Building

 45 New Haven Avenue 

Milford, CT


millfordspeaksout@gmail.com


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Registering to Vote in CT



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DO THIS NOT THAT: Stop The Spread of False Information on Social Media

 

 Vetting news and information is as much the responsibility of consumers as those producing it. Every click on a sensationalized headline increases revenue and boosts production of false and misleading stories. That’s why it’s up to all of us to do our due diligence.


 https://www.suitupmaine.org/not-stop-spread-false-information-social-media/ 


NEWS & INFORMATION

  

CONNECTICUT 

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

 

Voters can check their current registration status at myvote.ct.gov/lookup, and make any desired changes to their registration at myvote.ct.gov/register.


Unaffiliated voters – voters who are not registered with any party – and new voters have until Thursday, April 23rd to
register online, by mail, or at the DMV with the party in whose primary they’d like to participate, and until Monday, April 27th to register in person.


 Connecticut will hold the Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections on Tuesday, April 28th. 

 


 https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Press-Releases/2020-Press-Releases/VOTER-REGISTRATION-DEADLINE-APPROACHING-APRIL-2020 


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Never give up fighting for a more just society. 


 https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/13/why-im-still-hopeful-and-not-done-fighting-more-just-society 


7 simple reasons to vote

  •   1. Democracy breaks if nobody votes 
  •   2. Voting is part of independence and thinking for yourself 
  •  3. Voting is the great equalizer 
  •  4. Voting is how you take part in something bigger than yourself 
  •  5. Elected officials pay attention to people who vote 
  •  6. Refusing to vote is not rebellion; it is surrender 
  •  7. Voting really does matter 


 https://the-parallax.com/2018/11/05/7-simple-reasons-vote/ 




Good News Resources

Rawstory.com

CommonDreams.org

MilfordMirror.com

CTNewsJunkie.com

Propublica.org

TheDailyBeast.com

RandiRhodes.com

(Click on Homework tab)

Slate.com

Politico.com

Vox.com

TheAtlantic.com

HuffingtonPost.com

CTMirror.org

DailyKos.com

NPR.org

CTEnvironment.org



  

VIDEO/TV NEWS SOURCES


 MGATMilford Government Access Television has a YouTube channel 


  CT-N CONNECTICUT NETWORK: 

ctn.state.ct.us

 

C-SPAN  Cable Network

cspan.org


TRACKING and petitioning GOVERNMENT

U.S. Federal Government GovTrack.us

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GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans participate in their national legislature.


They publish the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on legislation and congressional oversight & investigations.

 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/ 



State Government Connecticut

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Here are some resources  to help track the happenings in Hartford:


CGA Website:  View the General Assembly's schedule of events, stream the House and Senate sessions online via CT-N, or track a bill. 

https://www.cga.ct.gov/


 OpenConnecticut: Allows residents to track state government’s spending in real time and is operated by the Comptroller's office. 

https://www.osc.ct.gov/openct.html


Municipal Government - Milford

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City of Milford website

View information regarding Milford's government.

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/






Petitioning Our Government

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 The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government, without fear of punishment or reprisals, ensured by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (1791). 

Saving Our Planet

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 https://prospect.org/greennewdeal 


 






FACTS MATTER

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FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. 


https://www.factcheck.org/





United We Stand, Divided We Fall

MILFORD SPEAKS OUT

Fowler Building, 45 New Haven Avenue Milford, CT

millfordspeaksout@gmail.com

ARCHIVED CONTENT

TRUMP/NATIONAL NEWS 2019

 

DOJ Inspector General's Report On The Russia Investigation

https://oig.justice.gov/press/2019/2019-12-09.pdf
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Congress Has No Other Option Than to Impeach and Remove the President From Office


https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/22/congress-has-no-other-option-impeach-and-remove-president-office

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The (Full) Case for Impeachment

A menu of high crimes and misdemeanors.

By

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/the-full-case-for-trump-impeachment.html
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LISTEN: Audio emerges of Trump suggesting Ukraine whistleblower should be executed

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/listen-audio-emerges-of-trump-suggesting-ukraine-whistleblower-should-be-executed/
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READ IT: Whistleblower’s complaint on Trump Ukraine call released

https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf
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THE INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

PDF download: A Primer for the Increasingly Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

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Understanding our bully-in-chief: Donald Trump’s ‘antisocial personality disorder’ fits a pattern

- Commentary

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/understanding-our-bully-in-chief-donald-trumps-antisocial-personality-disorder-fits-a-pattern/

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Adam Schiff Used Mueller to Paint a Damning Portrait of Trump’s Russia Connections

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/watch-adam-schiff-robert-mueller-testimony-863098/

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Timeline of Trump and Obstruction of Justice: Key Dates and Events

https://www.justsecurity.org/45987/timeline-trump-obstruction-justice-key-dates-events/

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Trump’s support comes almost entirely from Fox News viewers: report

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trumps-support-comes-almost-entirely-from-fox-news-viewers/
**********************************How can the American people protect themselves from dangerous leaders — like the one we’ve got?

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/can-american-people-protect-dangerous-leaders-like-one-weve-got/ ********************************** 

Read and search the full Mueller report

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/politics/full-mueller-report-pdf/index.html

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What Happens if Obamacare Is Struck Down?

Trump Proposed Budget Cuts Social Safety Net by Trillions


https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/11/trillions-safety-net-cuts-bernie-sanders-says-trump-budget-breathtaking-its-degree

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The Making of the Fox News White House

Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?

By
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/the-making-of-the-fox-news-white-house

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THE MOSCOW PROJECT


https://themoscowproject.org/
MARCH 24, 2019
BARR’S LETTER SHOWS WHY WE NEED TO SEE THE FULL MUELLER REPORT NOW
https://themoscowproject.org/dispatch/barrs-letter-shows-why-we-need-to-see-the-full-mueller-report-now/ 

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How Trump’s radical Republican tax cut broke the economy

- COMMENTARY   https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trumps-radical-republican-tax-cut-broke-economy/

History of Milford Speaks Out Activities and Accomplishments

 

Here's a short list: 

  

Understanding Islam - Arranged for Imam Sami Andul Aziz to speak at Milford Library


Created #PlanetPledge video on YouTube

Initiated event for Tim Snyder to speak

at Milford Democratic Town Committee


#FightBackCT to resist Trump Administration budget, with training members and door knocking


Fought United Illuminating's rollout of

4000K streetlamps (and won)


Supported Ordinance to ban

Fracking Waste Storage in Milford


Invited Steve Johnson to speak about

environmental and ecological issues


Assisted with organizing and participated in #Hate Has No Home Here  rally on Milford Green


Rallied in New Haven in support of

Affordable Care Act


Rallied in Hartford with NOW-CT

(National Organization for Women)


Arranged informational meeting regarding "Aging at Home" options


Encouraged Milford Speaks Out members to run for office & supported them vigorously!


Participated in 2017 Memorial Day Parade as part of Veteran's Health advocacy


Created and distributed Milford Speaks Out Guide to Citizenship in Milford


Organized and held Families Belong Together rally in front of Milford City Hall


Held Speak Out Saturdays

throughout the summer of 2018

in front of Milford City Hall


Dave Duffner’s event “Thanks for Coming” honoring immigrant’s contributions to Milford


Co-sponsored with Milford Public Library “Life on Parole”


The Otherness Project Series


Safety Pin Project


UN International Day of Peace Celebration and Re-dedication of Milford's Peace Pole


Nobody is Above the Law 

Impeachment Eve Rally


Continue to spread information on events, training and actions in the Greater New Haven Area via meetings, emails, social media











Inpirational Quotes


 

"PEACE cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through UNDERSTANDING"

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights"

-Irene Kahn


"It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our own climate."

-UN General-Secretary Antonio Guterres





IMPEACHMENT

 

Adam Schiff’s opening argument charges that ‘Trump corruptly abused the powers of the presidency’

“When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ‘ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.’”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/read-it-adam-schiffs-opening-argument-charges-that-trump-corruptly-abused-the-powers-of-the-presidency/
 

5 of the strongest moments from Adam Schiff’s opening statement of Trump’s impeachment trial

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/here-are-5-of-the-strongest-moments-from-adam-schiffs-opening-statement-of-trumps-impeachment-trial/

 The Full House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report https://www.rawstory.com/wp-content/uploads/  


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