NORWALK, Conn. — At its recent regular monthly meeting, members of Democracy for America’s Fairfield County chapter heard from members of CTforBernie.org , who presented the status of Bernie Sanders's campaign for president in Connecticut.
The event took place at the Silver Star Diner in Norwalk.
Speakers discussed Sanders' political career, his platform and his campaign, which has rejected political action committee money in favor of small donor fundraising and volunteer-based campaigning, according to a press release.
Paul Regnier, of Westport, spoke of the consistency in Sanders’ positions over his career.
“I’ve followed Bernie since he first came to Washington as a newly elected House member," Regnier said in a press release. "He’s a straight-forward guy, who may not have Bill Clinton’s charisma. He has spoken the same way for 40 years and has always been in favor of keeping America in the hands of the people.”
Bill Collins, a member of Democracy for America’s Fairfield County chapter, served as Norwalk's mayor at the same time Sanders was Mayor of Burlington, Vt. and had an opportunity to work with Sanders personally. He spoke passionately of Sanders as a man of conviction and determination, who was effective at getting things done, according to a press release.
Doug Sutherland, chairman of the Fairfield County chapter, said while many of the group's members support Sanders, the group "would welcome hearing from the other Democratic primary candidate organizations.”
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