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To the Editor:
On Nov. 8, West Hartford voters will have the opportunity to choose a better economy, safer communities and the protection of parental rights for our town.
West Hartford preaches diversity, equity, and inclusion and yet our town and our state has been ruled by a majority one party with only one way of doing things. Unfortunately, this lack of diversity in our town has led to the decline in standard of living for our town, a decline in student performance in our schools, and a rise in crime the likes of which we’ve not seen in years no matter how hard the media and other parties try to spin the data. [Sources provided by author: https://connecticut.news12.com/amp/vote-2022-new-statistics-show-crime-dropping-but-do-voters-feel-safer and https://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-br-hartford-shootings-2022-increase-20220501-rd62apzmxbe3pg4ync3fhlvz4i-story.html]
We have been subject to our state representatives who have supported a West Hartford Board of Education that continues to disrespect parents with reference to parents as “domestic terrorists” when confronted with facts. [Sources provided by author: https://www.cramer.senate.gov/news/press-releases/sens-cramer-scott-colleagues-demand-answers-on-scheme-to-label-parents-domestic-terrorists and https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/01/13/school-board-association-domestic-terrorism/]
In addition, the lack of respect our state representatives from West Hartford have shown for our police and their support of radical ideas such as “defunding the police” is directly correlated to the crime that everyone is experiencing. In fact, two of West Hartford’s three state House representatives voted against the Juvenile Crime Bill. Fortunately, the Bill passed 129-17, despite the lack of vision of West Hartford’s state representatives.
Let us not forget that when it comes to the economy, Connecticut continues to be near last in almost every single economic category. What more evidence should a voter need?
It’s time for a change. It’s time West Hartford makes good on its desire to truly show the spirit of diversity, equity and inclusion when it comes to political ideology and embraces different ideas that can help strengthen our economy, make our communities safer and protect our children, giving rights back to where it belongs, the parents!
I urge West Hartford voters in the State House 20th District to vote for Anastasia Yopp!
I also urge West Hartford voters to vote row B, Bob Stefanowski (Governor); Laura Devlin (Lt. Governor); Mary Fay (State Comptroller); Harry Arora (State Treasurer); Dominic Rapini (Secretary of State); Larry Lazor (U.S. Congress, 1st District); Leora Levy (U.S. Senate) and Jessica Kordas (Attorney General).
Let’s show our state that West Hartford truly believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Let’s bring new ideas to our legislative environment. We know the current ideas and our current legislative environment isn’t working.
Editor’s Note: The author is the chair of the West Hartford Republican Town Committee. Sources noted in the letter have been provided by the author.