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Please Write a Letter of Support

As we approach a pivotal moment for the Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield, your support is more important than ever. The bond commission meeting on December 8th will be a decisive day for our cherished project, and we need to demonstrate our commitment to Governor Ned Lamont and the state officials.

We urge each of you to take a moment to send a personalized letter to the Governor, showing your support for the museum. A sample letters are provided for your convenience and can be found [BELOW].

Please send your letters by December 1st to ensure they are considered before the bond commission meeting.

Once completed you can send off by mail or email.

Office of Governor Lamont
State Capital
210 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Toll-free: 800-406-1527

Email:  https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact 

In addition to writing, we also encourage you to call your local state representative. Personal calls from constituents are incredibly impactful. Lawmakers take the views of their constituents seriously, and your voice can truly influence their stance on our initiative.

Here's how you can make a difference:

  • Send your personalized letter to Governor Lamont by December 1st.

  • Call your local representative and express your support for the Ireland's Great Hunger Museum. Let them know why this project matters to you and to our community.

Your actions now can have a lasting impact on preserving our Irish heritage and making the museum a reality. We count on your support.

Thank you for standing with us and for taking the time to ensure our voices are heard.

Warm regards,

John Foley

President

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield
 

Template Letters to send off to Governor Lamont 
Template 1: Community Impact Focus

[Supporter's Name]
[Supporter's Title]
[Supporter's Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Date]

Governor Ned Lamont
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Governor Lamont,

I am writing to express my unequivocal support for the establishment of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield. As a [Supporter's Title/Profession], I have witnessed firsthand the potential for cultural and educational institutions to transform communities. The IGHMF promises not only to be a beacon of Irish heritage and history but also a significant asset to Fairfield and the state of Connecticut.

This museum will provide an invaluable educational resource, enhancing our collective understanding of the Great Hunger and its profound impact. Furthermore, it will contribute to the local economy through tourism and job creation. I believe the IGHMF aligns with our shared values of education, community development, and cultural appreciation.

I am confident that this museum will serve as an enduring testament to the resilience and strength of the Irish people, and I respectfully urge your support in making it a reality.

Sincerely,

[Supporter's Signature]
[Supporter's Printed Name]

Template 2: Educational Value Focus

[Supporter's Name]
[Supporter's Title]
[Supporter's Organization/Institution]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Date]

Governor Ned Lamont
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Governor Lamont,

Education is the cornerstone upon which progressive societies are built. It is with this belief that I, [Supporter's Name], support the establishment of the Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield. As [Supporter's Title/Role], I recognize the importance of accessible education on historical events that have shaped our world.

The Great Hunger was a pivotal event with global ramifications. The proposed museum will serve as a vital educational tool, shedding light on its significance and lessons. By supporting the IGHMF, you will be endorsing a project that educates, informs, and fosters empathy.

I urge you to consider the profound educational benefits the IGHMF will offer to our community and beyond.

Kind regards,

[Supporter's Signature]
[Supporter's Printed Name]

Template 3: Cultural Heritage Focus

[Supporter's Name]
[Supporter's Title]
[Supporter's Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Date]

Governor Ned Lamont
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Governor Lamont,

The fabric of Connecticut's community is strengthened by its cultural diversity. The Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield represents an opportunity to honor this diversity and enrich our cultural landscape. As [Supporter's Title/Position], I am passionate about preserving and celebrating our multifaceted heritage.

The IGHMF will not only preserve the poignant history of the Irish people but will also serve as a symbol of hope and perseverance. It is imperative for future generations to understand the hardships and triumphs of those before them.

I stand with the Irish community and all who will benefit from the rich cultural experiences the IGHMF will provide. Your support is crucial to the fruition of this noble endeavor.

Warmest regards,

[Supporter's Signature]
[Supporter's Printed Name]

Template 4: Economic Benefit Focus

[Supporter's Name]
[Supporter's Title]
[Supporter's Company/Organization]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Date]

Governor Ned Lamont
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Governor Lamont,

As a business leader in Connecticut, I am always looking for opportunities that will bring economic prosperity to our state. The Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield is one such opportunity. By attracting visitors and scholars worldwide, the museum will stimulate our economy through tourism and local business patronage.

I am confident that the IGHMF will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and a shining example of how cultural institutions can drive economic development. I urge you to lend your support to this promising venture.

Thank you for considering the economic potential of the IGHMF.

Best,

[Supporter's Signature]
[Supporter's Printed Name]

Template 5: Personal Story/Connection Focus

[Supporter's Name]
[Supporter's Title]
[Supporter's Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Date]

Governor Ned Lamont
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Governor Lamont,

On a personal note, I write to you in support of the Ireland's Great Hunger Museum of Fairfield. My connection to Irish heritage/[describe personal or professional connection] compels me to advocate for a museum that will tell the story of the Great Hunger—a story of resilience and hope.

The IGHMF will be more than a museum; it will be a place where stories like mine, and those of countless others, are told and preserved. It is a chance for us to honor our ancestors and educate our children about the strength found in adversity.

I respectfully ask you to support the IGHMF, a project close to my heart and vital to our shared history.

With heartfelt thanks,

[Supporter's Signature]
[Supporter's Printed Name]

LETTER 3

Previous Templates

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. The museum will be moving to a new location adjacent to the Gaelic-American Club in the heart of Fairfield's historic district. This is an important opportunity to preserve and showcase the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

The proposed location is ideal for several reasons, including its proximity to the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Additionally, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, which provides opportunities for event partnerships and collaborations between the two museums.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection and providing greater public access. This will enable us to tell our story and preserve our heritage, which is critical for future generations to understand and appreciate.

Therefore, I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. This investment will not only benefit our community but will also provide an important resource for visitors and scholars to learn about the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

LETTER 1

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. As you may already know, the museum will be moving to a new location adjacent to the Gaelic-American Club in the heart of Fairfield's historic district. This new location will provide greater public access to the collection, making it an important cultural and educational resource for the community.

The proposed location is ideal for several reasons. Firstly, the museum will be situated in the heart of Fairfield's historic district, which is within walking distance of the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Secondly, Fairfield County has the largest population rise in Connecticut, and its median income level and gross wealth are far higher than in New Haven County. Lastly, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, and event partnerships between the two museums will benefit both organizations.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection. This will enable us to tell our story, so that others can understand how oppressive regimes can try to eradicate language, culture, music, and faith, but also, how the oppressed can rise above and build something new and unique.

Therefore, I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

LETTER 2

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. The museum will be moving to a new location adjacent to the Gaelic-American Club in the heart of Fairfield's historic district. This new location will provide greater public access to the collection, making it an important cultural and educational resource for the community.

The proposed location is ideal for several reasons. Firstly, the museum will be situated in the heart of Fairfield's historic district, which is within walking distance of the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Secondly, Fairfield County has the largest population rise in Connecticut, and its median income level and gross wealth are far higher than in New Haven County. Lastly, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, and event partnerships between the two museums will benefit both organizations.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection. This will enable us to tell our story, so that others can understand how oppressive regimes can try to eradicate language, culture, music, and faith, but also, how the oppressed can rise above and build something new and unique.

Therefore, I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. This is an investment in our community's culture and education, and will bring new life to the heart of our historic district.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

LETTER 3

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. The museum will be moving to a new location adjacent to the Gaelic-American Club in the heart of Fairfield's historic district. This is an important opportunity to preserve and showcase the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

The proposed location is ideal for several reasons, including its proximity to the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Additionally, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, which provides opportunities for event partnerships and collaborations between the two museums.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection and providing greater public access. This will enable us to tell our story and preserve our heritage, which is critical for future generations to understand and appreciate.

Therefore, I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. This investment will not only benefit our community but will also provide an important resource for visitors and scholars to learn about the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

LETTER 4

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. The museum will be moving to a new location adjacent to the Gaelic-American Club in the heart of Fairfield's historic district. This is an important opportunity to preserve and showcase the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

The proposed location is ideal for several reasons, including its proximity to the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Additionally, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, which provides opportunities for event partnerships and collaborations between the two museums.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection and providing greater public access. This will enable us to tell our story and preserve our heritage, which is critical for future generations to understand and appreciate.

Therefore, I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. This investment will not only benefit our community but will also provide an important resource for visitors and scholars to learn about the history and culture of the Irish-American community in Connecticut.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

LETTER 5

Dear [State Representative],

I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield. As a member of the Irish-American community, I believe that this project is a critical investment in our culture and heritage.

The proposed location in Fairfield's historic district is ideal for several reasons, including its proximity to the Fairfield Metro North Train Station and the Downtown Fairfield Shopping District. Additionally, the Fairfield Museum & History Center is located across the street, which provides opportunities for event partnerships and collaborations between the two museums.

The mission of the museum is to educate all audiences about the underlying political, social, economic, and historical causes of The Great Hunger. By relocating to the Fairfield Historic District and re-opening Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum under the auspices of The Gaelic American Club, we are widening the reach of the collection and providing greater public access. This will enable us to tell our story and preserve our heritage, which is critical for future generations to understand and appreciate.

The Irish-American community has a rich history and culture that deserves to be celebrated and shared with others. The Great Hunger Museum provides an opportunity to do just that, and its relocation to the heart of Fairfield's historic district will make it accessible to a wider audience. This investment in our community's culture and education is an important one, and I urge you to support the proposed state bond to fund the relocation and expansion of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Fairfield.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, Zip Code]

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