From Boston’s classic South End station, I took an Amtrak train through Rhode Island into Connecticut– a beautiful ride along the sea coast. At 5 pm, I entered the old town Hall of West Hartford (home of Noah Webster), filled with a crowd of Common Cause supporters, peace and Justice advocates, union members, students–and of course–Lowdowners!
This year’s election in Connecticut is the first to be run under the state’s new clean election law–a landmark reform passed over the opposition of the old guard by the tenacious, grassroots efforts of Common Cause, USAction, and other activist groups. People are excited, engaged, and on the move, and it’s energizing to amongst them.
On to Maine!