Weekly Updates & Local Happening

March 12, 2023

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Dear Neighbor,

March is Women's History Month and March 8 is International Women's Day. A day to celebrate women who have inspired change throughout history, and recognize those who continue to fight for the fair and equitable treatment of women and girls around the world. I am also thrilled to celebrate the many accomplishments of women in Connecticut and beyond throughout the coming weeks!

Let us continue to make Connecticut a safe, fair and equitable place for women and girls. I hope you can join me in recognizing the achievements of those who continue to inspire us and pave the way for the next generation of female leaders and innovators.

Do you want to find out more about the history of Women's History Month? Click

here to read more.
The State of Connecticut has a long history of Women's movements,
click here to learn more.
Thanks to our CT State Comptroller Sean Scanlon for visiting City of New London, Connecticut  today for a tour of some of our Main Street Businesses & great lunch at Muddy Waters Café.
This week I had the great opportunity to attend a Roundtable event with the Women’s Business Development Council downtown City of New London, Connecticut. I was able to hear from many small businesses and talk about MYCT, an exciting new retirement savings program, overseen by the Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller. It’s a new, seamless way to help Connecticut employees save and plan for the future: https://myctsavings.com/
Last Friday, I attended the Multi-Town Veterans Coffee House hosted by U.S Senator Murphy.

The purpose of the visit was for Murphy, who sits on the Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committees, to listen to veterans about their concerns. Myself and Senator Marx are Co- Chairs to the Veterans & Military Committee also sit on the Appropriations Committee.

Senator Murphy opened by speaking briefly about the PACT Act, intended to improve health care access for veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service and provide disability benefits to veterans exposed to burn pits, whose claims have largely been denied.

I brought up a bill that the legislature’s Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee drafted that would establish a personal income tax deduction for veterans’ home care costs. The committee held a public hearing on the bill this week.

Myself and Marx co-chair the committee, and Murphy noted how fortunate southeastern Connecticut is to have that level of representation.

Connecticut veterans - voice your concerns to Senator Chris Murphy, State Senator Martha Marx , State Representative Anthony Nolan about health care access.
This week I had the great opportunity to attend TVCCA Little Learners Early Education Program in Groton CT with colleagues State Representative Christine Conley & State Representative Aundré Bumgardner participating in the statewide rally event "A Morning without Childcare" at 38 Central Avenue in Groton

This was the second year that childcare providers & parents presented "A Morning Without Childcare" to raise awareness of the dilemma in childcare throughout Connecticut. It is so important to put a spotlight on the fact that many families are in need and should have access to high-quality, affordable childcare.

We also support and continue to advocate for livable wages that ensure experienced, qualified professionals are educating our youngest children. Let's continue to fix childcare.

Great event coming at the Quinnipiac School of Law - The Black Law Students Association. The NAACP President Scott X Esdaile & Vanessa R. Avery United States Attorney for The District of Connecticut will be presented the Community Service Award during there 34th Annual Award Ceremony.
Thank you to the great woman that fight the good fight between districts, the Legislative Office Building & The Capitol. Thank-you all for what you do to make Connecticut one of the best States. #internationalwomensday #womanempowerment #womeninpolitics
Congratulations to Rep. James Sanchez, Rep. Anabel Figueroa and Rep. Kai Belton on their victories!
Financial Literacy 
Educators and state leaders are pushing to make financial literacy a graduation requirement for high school students.
The curriculum will start with learning how to budget, creating a spending plan, balancing needs vs. wants, understanding credit, and looking for the best places to save.
For more information about the proposal, click here
Join the America 250 | CT Commission
Community Listening Sessions

Last year, the America 250 | CT Commission was created to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which will take place in 2026. The Commission is tasked with creating an inclusive and engaging commemoration where Connecticut’s residents can appreciate history's relevance and understand the diverse people of the past that all contributed to the American story.

You can play a significant role in the commemoration as the America 250 | CT Commission wants to hear from you! If you have ideas on what you would like to see from the event, please consider providing your input.

Provide feedback by registering to participate via Zoom during an upcoming community listening session.
  • SESSION 3: Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • SESSION 4: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This years City of New London, Connecticut ST. Patricks Day Parade is Sunday, March 12, 2023 Parade starts at Noon!
REMINDER: On March 15th from 4:30pm-6pm Mystic Aquarium will be hosting a teen mentor training on STEM at Community Level Up located at 29 Huntington St, New London CT.
After training students can be mentors in STEM field for youth in New London County using Mystic Aquarium curriculum .You can RSVP your student for this training by emailing:
Mdaniels@cluinc.org.    Dinner provided for all who attend
Lifeguards Wanted!! 15 & Older. We pay for your certification! Apply by April 1 at https://newlondonct.myrec.com/info/dept/default.aspx and click on applications.
Swim Aide and Swim Instructors positions also available.
Need Help with Scholarship applications- Join the work sessions
Great internship opportunity with Higher Edge
Summer Jobs opportunities coming soon - City of New London, CT
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at my Capitol office at 860-240-8512 or email me at Anthony.Nolan@cga.ct.gov. Don't forget to "Like" my official Facebook page and follow me on Twitter for news and legislative updates.

Anthony Nolan
State Representative

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