Letters: Support for Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Aimee Berger-Girvalo

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Aimee shows

honor, integrity

Politics are unrecognizable these days. Role models are not accountable for their conduct. Honor used to mean something. Now, truth is conditional and conversations with friends over politics can’t be touched with a 6 foot social distancing pole.

We sorely need to restore character, honor, and empathy and veer away from the absurd. If you agree, please support and vote for someone who will work tirelessly to restore integrity in politics and represent Ridgefield honorably, and will listen to all inequalities; someone who has character in spades proven through her corporate experience; her work with special education students in RPS and on the soccer field; her plan to expand senior services and tax breaks; protect local control of Ridgefield schools, and focus on helping Ridgefield businesses survive COVID-19 are essential issues.

I can’t think of a better candidate for Connecticut State Representative. Please vote for Aimee Berger-Girvalo on Nov. 3rd!

Aryn Cluney

Ridgefield, Oct. 21

Aimee backs

top education

Ridgefield’s top-quality education is important to our community. Aimee Girvlao-Berger’s personal experience as an educator in our schools gives her a uniquely inside view into what we need.

Aimee will fight for Ridgefield to maintain local control and will insure our state funding is not cut, putting a burden on taxpayers.

As the creator of SCOR’s Holland league in 2004, and its leader ever since, Aimee paved the way for children with special needs to experience the joy of team sports.

Aimee has the experience, heart and energy to represent Ridgefield well in Hartford. Join us in voting for Aimee Berger-Girvalo on Nov. 3.

Marcia and Ken Needleman

Bennett’s Farm Road, Oct. 22

Aimee will fight

for our interests

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Aimee Berger-Girvalo for CT State Representative in the 111th District.

Ms. Berger-Girvalo is a well-versed candidate who will fight for the best interests of our town and our state. She has an impressive grasp of the issues and has comprehensive plans to address these.

She has plans to provide grants to local small businesses. She is supportive of our educational system and civic groups working for the better of our community. She understands the fiscal reality facing our state and knows that solving our challenges will require engaging all stakeholders.

I was impressed by Ms. Berger-Girvalo’s performance in her debate against candidate Bob Hebert in which she demonstrated that her grasp of the issues went far beyond talking points.

I urge you to view her candidacy page where you can also find a link to the debate performance; https://aimee4ridgefield.com/.

Anne McDermott

Topstone Road, Oct. 23

Aimee has plans,

clear and ready

Listening to Aimee Berger-Girvalo debate her opponent on The Marty Heiser and Bob Opotzner Show on 10/19 confirms my view that Aimee is the stronger candidate to represent Ridgefield in Hartford.

On local matters, Aimee has clear and comprehensive policies including how we cope with COVID, support small businesses and reform health care. She is a strong advocate for civil rights, which will be paramount as the Supreme Court swings to the hard right.

State laws may become the only way to protect the environment, health care, a women’s right to choose, the right to marriage for same sex couples, voting rights, and so many other protections vulnerable to being dismantled at the federal level.

Vote Row A: Biden/Harris, Himes, Haskell, Berger-Girvalo (111th) or Gucker (138th).

Alberta Kinne

141A Great Hill Rd., Oct. 23

Aimee is sure to

protect women

Aimee Berger-Girvalo is a well-known local advocate for women’s issues. As co-founder of the Ridgefield chapter of the Women’s March, Aimee has put her energies into fighting for women, and she will bring that energy to Hartford.

She will advocate for women’s health, services and funding for domestic abuse support. Aimee will be a strong voice in protecting and defending women’s access to health care and her right to choose. These issues are more important today than they have ever been.

Join me in voting for Aimee Berger-Girvalo (111th district) and all of the Row A democratic candidates: Biden/Harris, Himes, Haskell and Berger-Girvalo (111th) or Gucker (138th) on Nov. 3.

Michaela Fitzgerald

Ridgefield, Oct. 25

Vote for Aimee

and also Will

As there are so many issues facing the citizens of Connecticut and our great country, it is hard to know where to begin. Therefore, I will focus here on those related to environmental protection, climate change, and open space resources. We must protect Connecticut’s natural resources for our children and grandchildren.

Aimee Berger-Girvalo and Senator Will Haskell have supported such issues as creating a Green New Deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, supporting the transition to renewable energy, cutting down on the wasteful use of plastic bags, banning fracking waste disposal in CT, supporting the State Water Plan, holding Eversource responsible for mismanagement of their response to significant storm events due to climate change, and supporting the acquisition and protection of open space.

As an environmental engineer and open space advocate I know that these two outstanding candidates will support those activities are that critical to protecting and enhancing our environment and open space.

James Coyle

Florida Road, Oct. 25

This senior

supports Aimee

As a senior, I am supporting Aimee Berger-Girvalo as Ridgefield’s state representative because she will work to ensure that the future for our children and grandchildren will be one that embraces equality, inclusion and diversity rather than one that eschews these values.

The Trump administration is actively working to turn back the clock on civil rights for women and minorities and voting protections. The only thing that protects our CT citizens are our state laws which serve as a backstop to the Trump administration’s policies.

Aimee will fight for seniors, not only to preserve and expand access to health care and senior services, but also women’s rights, gun safety, and civil rights with equality for all. Locally, Aimee is a strong supporter of our community character, schools and businesses.

Vote for Aimee and all the Democratic candidates on Line A: Biden/Harris, Himes, Haskell, Berger-Girvalo (111th) or Gucker (138th).

Renate Nelson

44 Shields Lane, Oct. 25

Aimee cares

about community

I wholeheartedly support Aimee Berger-Girvalo in her run for State Representative of the 111th District. Why? She is connected to and cares about our community for reasons that I support. She’s spent countless hours creating a community of advocates for women’s health and reproductive rights, social justice and gun safety regulations that are needed to keep all Connecticut residents safe.

She supports our Main Street and will fight for our small businesses in light of these difficult times. She will listen to all constituencies and will show up in Hartford and do the hard work needed to achieve these goals.

Finally, Aimee is a parent in our community who has worked in the Ridgefield schools and volunteered on our playing fields with children who have a diversity of learning styles and skills; she cares.

As a retired senior, I want her can-do and inclusive voice in Hartford.

Kathleen Holz

Ninth Lane, Oct. 26

Aimee will do

the needed work

This is the most important election of my lifetime. We need a state representative who will do the work necessary to get out of the pandemic and who will protect our civil rights and liberties.

That person is Aimee Berger-Girvalo. She has the policies and experience for how to best get us back on our feet. In addition, she has plans and supports ideas for our economy, climate change, gun reform, and civil rights and liberties.

On the other hand, Bob Hebert has not announced or put on any website any significant policy proposals. When asked about stopping unnecessary government spending, a slogan on some of his signs, he couldn’t name a single program to cut. He’s simply not prepared and Ridgefield needs better.

Vote for Aimee on Nov. 3!

Katherine McGerald

345 North St., Oct. 26

Aimee understands

people’s differences

This is the first time I can vote in an election. As someone who has learning differences, I know Aimee Berger-Girvalo will be an advocate for me in Hartford.

Aimee has experience working with kids with learning challenges and has dedicated her time to coaching kids with disabilities on the Holland Soccer team. I have known Aimee as an active part of the Ridgefield community for years and I know she will work hard for our town.

Additionally, I have seen the current president mock people with disabilities, so I will vote Row A, all the way.

Maya Peck

8 Continental Court, Oct. 26

Aimee backs

working moms

I believe our representatives should be one of us. As a working mom, Aimee Berger-Girvalo knows first hand the struggle of juggling work with family. She has been an educator in our local schools, created SCOR’s special needs Holland League, and co-founded the Ridgefield chapter of the Women’s March.

Aimee is in touch with our real-life concerns: gun reform so our kids are safe in school, women’s health rights, so we have the right to choose, and local control of our school system, so we preserve its excellence.

Aimee will take her energies to Hartford and fight for us. Join me in voting for Aimee Berger-Girvalo and all of the row A candidates on Nov. 3.

Alisa Trachtenberg

Hulda Lane, Oct. 26

Facts skewered

by GOP column

Facts were skewed in GOP opinion piece.

Facts should be separated from opinion.

Fact — the Hartford Mayor’s wife created Desegregate CT ideals. She does not speak for all Democrats — she expressed an opinion on zoning laws.

Fact — Zoning laws are not party line issues. They affect everyone.

Fact — Towns already lost most control over 8-30g — there’s very little we in P&Z can do locally.

Fact — Aimee Berger-Girvalo will work with Ridgefield’s P&Z to coordinate viable alternatives and amendments to the sensitive issues of 8-30g and Desegregate CT ideals. She and Will Haskell will bring them to Hartford to negotiate. These changes can only happen at the state level.

Aimee “gets it” — approachable, easy to speak with — no pretenses. She listens to your every concern.

Finger-pointing doesn’t get it done — Vote Line A — Aimee Berger-Girvalo and Will Haskell.

Susan Consentino

West Mountain Road, Oct. 26