Hi everyone: Please be advised that from this date, I will be putting my campaign on hold for as long as I am needed to help assist our nation's first responders with Hurricane Irma. Where ever this storm hits will be catastrophic. Hurricane Harvey has exhausted our First Responders, they will need much more help.
I have prayed about this, and with my wife's blessing, I feel it's my duty to help. I can't sit idly by and watch the news. I cannot break away from following my heart. It has guided me through life in making a difference wherever I can.
On Saturday, I will depart on a journey to make basic necessity supply runs to local police, fire and those who will be effected by Irma.
No matter where you are, or who you are, we have to try to make a difference. The heart and the human spirit of Americans has to be bigger than politics, and nature.
I want to thank all my loyal followers for their continued support, and ask that if they choose to further my calling, they can visit the GoFund me page I created for this cause.
All proceeds will be going to help those in need. I will post detailed updates as to where any donations are spent, on my many social media platforms.
This is bigger than Connecticut, but can help. I challenge other elected officials and candidates to follow suit. #ConnecticutCares
Thank you and God Bless.
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August 7 is Purple Heart Day, this special day is to honor the lives and sacrifices of the men and women who have put their lives on the line for the U.S. As a Purple Heart recipient I understand, and am fully aware of the challenges our Veterans face. I am committed to fixing these issues.
This special award is the oldest military honor, starting in 1932. However, George Washington presented a similar award, called the Badge of Military Merit, on August 7, 1782.
It’s estimated that over 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since it was established. The award is presented to military service-members who are wounded or killed in action.
May 1st, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COVENTRY — Today, Micah Welintukonis, Candidate for Governor made the
following statement on his decision to withdraw from Connecticut’s Citizen Election
Program. “I will not use taxpayers’ dollars to fund my campaign. I’m leaving it up to the
voters to decide who they would like to contribute to”.