Pride Month, Summer in CT, and more

May 31, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,
Happy Friday! In this week's eblast, you can read about Pride Month, summer in Connecticut, and more. You can click on the links below to navigate between sections.
Pride Month

I want to wish you a happy Pride Month, which starts tomorrow. Looking across the country, it is heartbreaking to see anti-LGBTQ+ bills and hateful rhetoric gain traction. These sentiments are backwards-looking and brings us all down.

This Pride Month, I am reaffirming my commitment to the LGBTQ+ community as a steadfast ally who will speak out against this hatred. When lives and rights are under attack, it is our job to stand together with our community.

For more information and resources, you can visit this page from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Click here to see Pride celebrations across the state!

Experience Summer in Connecticut!
⛰️110 state parks

32 state forests

🏖️100+ miles of shoreline

3,000+ lakes, ponds and reservoirs

Whether you're hiking scenic trails, lounging on beautiful beaches, or enjoying local festivals, there's no shortage of activities to make your summer unforgettable. Get out and explore all that our state has to offer!

Don’t forget - through the Passport to the Parks program, drivers that have a Connecticut-registered vehicle do not have to pay a fee to park at any state park and forest. Learn more at

Paid Sick Days

Workers should never have to choose between their health and their jobs. This legislation signed by Governor Lamont expands this coverage to include more workers in two ways:

Beginning January 1, 2025, these laws will apply to workers of nearly every occupation, not just those in retail and service jobs. (Seasonal employees and other certain temporary workers are exempt.)

The threshold for coverage will be lowered in three phases, beginning with employers that have at least 25 employees on January 1, 2025; those with at least 11 employees beginning January 1, 2026; and those with at least one employee beginning January 1, 2027.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.


Christine Conley


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