Student loan debt has been a major concern for current and future graduates of Connecticut. I was proud to support the first in the nation CT Student Loan Bill of Rights, which aims to ease student loan debt and provide more resources to help students and families. As part of this initiative, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) recently started offering borrowers the chance to refinance their school debt with a new program entitled Refi CT.
Women in abusive relationships are 5 times more likely to be killed if their abuser has access to a firearm. Connecticut is taking great strides in protecting women and children from domestic violence by requiring a person to surrender firearms after being served with a temporary restraining order.
Thank you Dolan Middle School for inviting me to visit with your "Wave 3" Gender Equity Club and for sharing your feedback on how we can support women's rights and gender equity in our state. Such an impressive and smart group of students!