In February, at the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, I stood beside my legislative colleagues and committed to addressing our children's mental and behavioral health needs. I'm pleased to share that we delivered on our commitment. On Wednesday, three transformative pieces of legislation were signed into law so that our children can access the care they need to be their best, authentic selves.
I am proud to share that the Citizen Campaign for the Environment has named me as one of their 2021 Connecticut Environmental Champions. During my tenure as state representative, I have made fighting for environmental legislation one of my priorities. There is a plenty of overlap between health and the environment, which is why I've used my time as chair of the Public Health committee to address those specific issues, such as addressing air quality in schools, lead paint in homes and PFAS chemicals in our water.
The Westport Country Playhouse is seeking donations to help fund two projects- the replacement of existing outdoor lighting with energy-saving LED lights in the Playhouse's parking lot, and a new assisted-listening system for our patrons who have difficulty hearing.
Over the next few days Connecticut is expected to experience extreme temperatures that have prompted heat advisories from the National Weather Service through Wednesday. For immediate relief from the heat, dial 2-1-1 or click here to find a cooling center near you.
I hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day with family and friends! Please take a moment from your picnics and cookouts to remember why we celebrate this day. Today, and every day, I am thinking of all of those who have lost their lives serving for our country, without whom we would not have our freedom.