Days ago, former mayoral candidate and local activist Lynn Taborsak announced that concerned citizens will be forming an encampment on the grounds of City Hall to bring awareness to the inaction of the mayor to live up to his word.
Dan Roberti, Democratic primary candidate for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District, today was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York City’s 14th District. Mr. Roberti and Congresswoman Maloney toured TBICO, located at 22 Eagle Road, Danbury, a non-profit career center where women are provided with free job training to enter the workforce or transition into new careers.
“I am proud to endorse Dan Roberti in the race for Connecticut’s Democratic 5th Congressional District nomination,” Congresswoman Maloney said. “Dan has proven himself to be a champion for women’s issues, ranging from job training to health care coverage. He is determined to work through partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill in support of common sense job creation efforts in order to continue to strengthen our economic recovery.”
Mr. Roberti said he was proud to accept the support of Congresswoman Maloney. “Her dedication to fighting to help people across a broad array of issues will be a model for me when I get to Washington. I look forward to working with her and representing the people of the 5th District,” Mr. Roberti said.
Congresswoman Maloney represents Manhattan’s East Side and western Queens and is a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She received national attention when she asked, “Where are the women?” regarding the makeup of a panel testifying before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on religious groups’ concerns over a federal rule requiring insurance coverage of contraception. Rep. Maloney questioned why no women were on the panel – which consisted of five male clergy and educators – and why a female Georgetown law student had been barred as a witness.
Congresswoman Maloney announced her endorsement of Mr. Roberti following a tour of TBICO, The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities. Rep. Maloney and Mr. Roberti observed the training programs offered to women re-entering the workforce or entering it for the first time. The non-profit organization has served the Danbury area since 1993. It works with human resource professionals and other decision makers in the upper Fairfield County and lower Litchfield County areas to pinpoint job opportunities.
From earlier today, here’s video of Roberti’s presser in Danbury.