Special Election on February 26

A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, February 26, to fill the 39th district seat, Connecticut House of Representatives, that was vacated by Chris Soto, who is joining Gov. Lamont's administration as Legislative Affairs Director.

The 39th district represents New London's first and second voting districts. Voting will take place as New London High School and Harbor School, from 6:00am to 8:00pm. Absentee ballot applications are available from the City Clerk or online from the office of the Secretary of the State.

Four candidates are running for the office: Democrat Anthony Nolan, Republican Kat Goulart, Green Mirna Martínez, and petitioning candidate Jason Catala.

NLGP Meeting on March 3

The next regular meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, March 3, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue. In the wake of the Special Election, we will be discussing activities and events for spring and summer, as well as beginning our planning for the 2019 municipal elections.

As usual, the meeting will be preceded by a potluck at 6:30. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Green Party or getting involved with our activities is welcome to attend!

Mirna Martínez campaigns for 39th

At the New London Green Party's Special Meeting on Sunday, January 20, Mirna Martinez was endorsed to run for 39th district State Representative in the upcoming special election.

Mirna is currently serving her third term on the New London Board of Education and was the board president last year. Her campaign committee, Mirna for 39th, is participating in Connecticut's Citizens Election Program (CEP), for which it qualified by receiving more than $3,800 in small ($5-250) contributions that include donations from about 120 New London residents. The campaign's petitioning effort resulted in more than 66 valid signatures, which qualified the campaign for a 2/3 grant of $14,075. We can continue to accept small donations online or by check using this form. Contact us if you'd like to help distribute materials or help with phone-banking in the last week before the Special Election on Tuesday, February 26.

Mirna Martínez elected BOE President

Congratulations to Mirna Martínez, who was elected President of the New London Board of Education at its swearing-in and organizational meeting on December 4, 2017. Other officers are Manuel Rivera, Vice President, and Regina Mosley, Secretary, both Democrats.

For the first time in New London's history, a Green Party member was chosen as board president. In addition to officers Rivera and Mosley, Democrats Jefferey Hart, Rebecca Amanti, and Jason Catala, as well as Republican Susan Tierney, serve on the current board.

Board of Education meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The public is welcome to attend!