Women's Groups Stand with Will

“Women in Connecticut deserve an equal wage, security from sexual violence, and full reproductive rights,” Haskell said. “We need legislators in Hartford who will be uncompromising in their support for full equal status for women. I am honored to have the support of the National Organization for Women and #VoteProChoice, two groups that are on the front lines of securing women’s equality in Connecticut and in Washington.”

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Westport News: Candidate Haskell chases state Senate, history

When I ask Haskell about the role of his age in the campaign, he quotes Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion from the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage: “New dimensions of freedom become apparent to new generations.” After the volunteers who knocked on doors with Haskell leave around 4:30, he continues for another hour to reach his self-imposed quota of 40 doors per day.

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Ridgefield Press: How I'd Vote

It is clear that we can no longer rely on the Supreme Court to defend our most fundamental rights, including a woman’s right to choose and the ability of all citizens to vote. Luckily, state legislatures can step up to the plate and preserve crucial judicial precedent. 

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GMW: Wilton Democratic Kick-Off

“In 2016, Wilton residents voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 22 percentage points,” notes Haskell, who is opposing Republican incumbent Toni Boucher. “I think Wilton residents recognize that the GOP is changing, both nationally and in Connecticut, and that the Republican party may no longer represent Wilton’s values.”

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Haskell Applauds Lawsuit Challenging SALT Deduction Cap

“This new law amounts to a massive Republican tax hike that will disproportionately affect communities like ours,” said Haskell, “Clearly, this bill was politically motivated, targeting states that did not support Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016. What Republicans claimed to be a tax cut has become a multi-thousand dollar tax burden for Connecticut families.”

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News 12: 22-year-old running for state Senate seat

News 12 stops by the Haskell campaign headquarters. "I got to meet a young senator named Barack Obama when I was just a little kid. That definitely sparked my interest in politics," Haskell says. "I never expected to be running for office at 22 years old. This was something that I decided to do in the wake of Donald Trump's election."

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Patch: Ridgefield Welcomes Will Haskell

On a Sunday afternoon at the home of Ellen and Murray Darvick, Ridgefield Democrats welcomed Will Haskell, Democratic Candidate for the 26th State Senate District, who spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut and his plans to address them in Hartford.

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Ridgefield Press: How I'd Vote

As the Democratic candidate for the Connecticut State Senate in the 26th District, which includes the town of Ridgefield, I’ve kept a close eye on how our elected officials voted this term, which came to an end this month. I want to share with you how I would have voted on two key bills.

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Wilton Bulletin: Young Dem aims for the 26th

“I woke up the morning after Trump’s election and thought, ‘This is a moment of crisis.’ It’s incumbent on every citizen to build a version of America we can all be proud of,” he told The Bulletin on Tuesday. While many people might try to make changes from within the nation’s capital, Haskell said, “the best way to make change and to implement your values is to start in your hometown.”

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