Inside CT Politics 01/20/05

I have just received an email from a member of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee confirming:

DSCC met last night to elect new officers-

Chairman: Nancy DiNardo replacing George Jepsen
Vice-Chairman: Rep. Steve Fontana replacing Dot Mrowka
Secretary: Barbara Gordon
Treasurer: Emma Pierce replacing Ella Cromwell

The new term begins February 1.

I'm excited about the new leadership, and I wish them well.

Wednesday: Politics, Technology and Media

Today, Kim is testifying before the Government Administration and Elections committee in Hartford on electoral and campaign finance reform. You can see the text of her testimony here.

This makes me a WAHD, (Work at home Dad) today. I'm getting a few things done, but will need to be toddler taxi service shortly.

Playing with Technology

Yesterday, I met with a venture capitalist about some financial services software. On the way to the meeting, my car broke down. With all of that, I started the day a few hundred emails behind. I managed to catch up a little bit, but then I met with Lars Toomre

I worked with Lars starting back in the 80s and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. I introduced him to SmartCampaigns including CivicSpace and Media Wiki He is starting to set up his site, and I’ve gotten a few new ideas worth kicking around.

Inside CT Politics, 1/17/05

Saturday, Kim and I attended the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats legislative and electoral committees meeting. You can get details here.

Kim is now planning to testify before the Government Administration and Elections committee public hearing on Wednesday about the importance of electoral and campaign finance reform.

We have also heard through the grapevine that Nancy DiNardo now has the votes to be elected State Chair. Many people feel that it is important to see a strong woman in this position since the leading spokesperson for the Republicans in Connecticut is also a woman. It is great to see more women in power.

Bias and Ethics

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

The recent issues about Armstrong Williams’ dealing with the Department of Education has gotten many people to start talking a little more seriously about journalistic ethics, and this, I believe, is an unintended benefit. It seems as if too many journalists are far to distant from the ethics of their profession. Zephyr Teachout has extended this discussion to bloggers, and I feel that this is extremely important.

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