Monday, October 29, 2012

Charlestown Democrats meet with neighbors, legislators about COPAR quarry violations

COPAR Must Obey the Law, Stay out of Charlestown
Reviewing the maps to see where illegal quarrying is taking place
Rep. Donna Walsh, Tim Quillen (CDTC Town Council candidate) and Frank Glista (CDTC Planning Commission candidate) met with neighbors of the COPAR Quarry as well as Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy and Sen. Dennis Algiere to see what can be done to stop environmental problems caused by the quarrying operation.
The COPAR quarry sits on the Westerly side of the Westerly-Charlestown town line. The owners and lessors of the quarry site have been repeatedly cited for violating federal and state law, as well as town ordinances. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited and fined the quarry for dozens of safety violations in recent months.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Volunteers Needed

Are you ready to work for change?

There are lots of ways you can help to make our community a better place, whether you have lots of time or only a little. But if you believe, as we do, that we need to support candidates for public office who share our values, it’s time to step up.

The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee needs people to volunteer to help us win on November 6. We are also coordinating with the re-election campaigns of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Jim Langevin, with Rep. Donna Walsh’s re-election efforts, and with Cathie Rumsey’s campaign to win the state Senate seat for District 34, a big district that covers Charlestown north of Route 1.

Whether you want a yard sign to put in front of your house or are prepared to commit some time to go door-to-door, phone-bank or work at the polls, let us know. 

Contact us by e-mail at or click here.

Here are just a few of the things you can volunteer to do:

  • Put up a yard sign in front of your house
  • Write Letters to the Editor
  • Pass out campaign flyers
  • Participate in a phone bank to registered voters
  • Host a “meet and greet” gathering at your house for candidates
  • Help get the word out about our candidates to your neighbors
  • Be part of door-to-door canvassing that will be conducted by the national and state campaigns
  • Help us at the polls on Election Day, November 6
  • Donate to the CDTC or to the candidate of your choice

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Yard Signs, flyers are in

Show your support for change in Charlestown

The new CDTC Yard Signs are here - these are standard-sized 18 x 24 signs on metal stands, one with the three endorsed Democrats for Town Council and the other with the four endorsed candidates for Planning Commission.

If you want a yard sign or have neighbors and friends in high-traffic areas who do, please send us an e-mail and we'll get back to you the same day.

We also have yard signs for Rep. Donna Walsh, as well as for Cathie Cool Rumsey who is running for state Senate District 34 (Charlestown north of One). 

We also have some yard signs for Rep. Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

Again, send us an e-mail and we'll get back to you promptly.