The Wilton Democratic Town Committee‘s (DTC) current platform, “Listen to Wilton,” is due for a tune up. The local party’s platform gets amended and voted on every two years, and before DTC leaders can leave behind the 2015-2017 platform, they are looking for input from the public to help shape the one for 2017-2019. They’ve scheduled two meetings in order to hear what the public wants.

The 2015-2017 platform focuses on fiscal responsibility, town character, and education, all of which the DTC believes contribute to ‘quality of life’ in Wilton. As the 2015-2017 platform stated, the DTC hopes to “…open doors of dialogue to all, as the need for community involvement is essential.”

In that vein, increasing community involvement means encouraging all Democrats in Wilton to show up to the two meetings and have their voices heard, even if they are not members of the DTC. These public platform meetings will be held on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 30 at 7 Comstock Community Center (180 School Rd.).

Following the discussions about the content of the platform, Ernie Ricco, the Platform Committee chair, will compile all of the desired points and details into a new and revised draft of the Wilton Democratic “Listen to Wilton” Platform 2017-2019. On Tuesday, June 6, the DTC will seek to get approval of the platform from its members in order for it to be ratified at the annual Democratic Caucus on Tuesday, July 18.

In addition to ratifying the platform at the July Caucus meeting, Wilton Democrats will also endorse candidates for the upcoming 2017 municipal elections at that time. DTC officials say that every registered Democrat in Wilton is welcome and encouraged to attend the Democratic Caucus on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Comstock Community Center.