As Democrats we believe that a well-run democratic government, accountable to its citizens, can be a force for good in the world and help improve the lives of everyone in our community. We are fortunate to have inherited this representative democracy and grateful for the sacrifices of our forefathers and mothers who fought to build, preserve, and improve our system over the centuries. We owe it them and to those who will come after us to engage and to speak up for what we believe in. Our town, our state, and our nation grow stronger with every call made to a member of congress, every vote freely cast, and every raised hand at Town Meeting.
If there is an issue you care about, speak up.
Your voice can make a difference, but only if you use it.
Engage with your town government
The best way to make your voice heard in town is to attend any of the numerous board and committee meetings that are open to the public. Please see the town website at www.easthaddam.org for details.
The Select Board of East Haddam is made up of First Selectman Emmet J. Lyman (R), Sussan C. Link (R), and Rob Smith (U). The First Selectman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your State Representatives
East Haddam is represented in the State Legislature by Representative Irene Haines (R) and Senator Norm Needleman (D).
Irene Haines is the CT State Representative for District 34, made up of East Haddam, East Hampton, and part of Colchester.
Phone: (800) 842-1423 or (860) 240-8700
Snail mail: Legislative Office Building, Room 4200, Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Or Email her via her CT General Assembly web page at: https://www.cthousegop.com/haines/contact-me/
Norm Needleman is the CT State Senator for District 33.
Snail mail: Legislative Office Building, Room 3900, Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Or Email him via his CT Senate web page at: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/needleman-contact
Call Your Member of Congress
We are proud to be represented in the U.S. Congress by three extraordinary democrats. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D), Senator Chris Murphy (D), and Representative Joe Courtney (D) have stood out as voices of reason and compassion at a time of unprecedented cynicism and dysfunction in Washington.
Senator Richard Blumenthal serves on the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Phone: (202) 224-2823
Snail Mail: 706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Via his website: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/
Senator Christopher Murphy, Christopher serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
Phone: (202) 224-4041
Snail Mail: 136 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Via his website: www.murphy.senate.gov/contact
Representative Joe Courtney is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Phone: (202) 225-2076
Via his website: https://courtney.house.gov/contact