"On November 4, 2008 I want your vote for State Senate.
WE need to do something different in the state legislature. We
need independent voices that represent regular voters and
citizens. It's time for change in Hartford and
-- Mike DeRosa
Some of Mike DeRosa's experience:
of the non-partisan citizens' organization V.O.T.E.R. (Voter
Opportunity Through Election Reform). VOTER helped write and played a
significant role recently in passing Voter Verifiable Paper Trail
(VVPT) legislation in the Ct State Legislature . This legislation
requires that every computerized voting machine create a paper copy of
each vote that can be used to audit each election thereby protecting
your vote from fraud and manipulation.
litigant (along with the Green Party and many others) in an ACLU
federal lawsuit to allow third parties and independent candidates equal
treatment under the recently passed CT Campaign Finance Law. The
present law discriminates against third parties by requiring them to
collect thousands and even hundreds of thousands of signatures to
obtain funding from government grants under this law. The major parties
are exempt from these requirements.
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in History. Many post-graduate courses in
Education from Southern Connecticut State University. Taught school for three years in New Haven and
was head of counseling at O.I.C. in New Haven.
Co-founder and currently a Co-Chair of the
Green Party of Connecticut
Producer of an award-winning weekly radio show on WWUH (91.3FM).
Unlike some of his opponents, Mike DOES NOT
TAKE corporate money from PACs and he is not supported by high-powered party-controlled law firms.
Presently residing in Wethersfield CT with his wife, Barbara Barry.
Numerous other experiences and awards as political activist and as a supporter of
procedural democracy and government for and by the people.
"My slogan is: MAKE EVERY VOTE COUNT. With your vote and your support we can make that slogan a reality."