Weekly Updates & Local Happening

March 31, 2023

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Dear Neighbor,

CT Hospital Association and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut
I was fortunate enough to have a visit with the CT Hospital Association and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut for a day of education and understanding of how they not only impact the State of Connecticut, but specifically how much they impact and work with agencies and organizations in my district, the City of New London, Connecticut.
They were here this week to advocate in support of HB 6587, An Act Concerning Medicaid Coverage for Diapers.

The bill establishes a task force to study Medicaid coverage of diaper insecurity, food insecurity, housing instability, and lack of reliable transportation.
HB 6587 aims to build upon the work of community organizations and programs like Diaper Connections – a diaper distribution network launched by CHA, Connecticut’s 27 acute care hospitals, and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, with support from the Connecticut Department of Housing – to improve the health of families by preventing adverse maternal and child health conditions associated with diaper need.
Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi
I look forward to supporting Governor Ned Lamont's Nomination of Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi to the Connecticut Superior Court.
The Commissioner's demonstration of hard work, good character, and amazing advocacy and outreach for our veterans is just a small amount of why I believe Commissioner Saadi is a great choice to fulfill this adjustment.
Thank you Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi for the incredible work you do. I look forward to your continued work.
School for Arts & Communication
I had a wonderful visit from the City of New London, Connecticut's Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication.
ISAAC Leadership Club visited the Legislative Office Building & State Capitol. Five young women leaders represented the school by touring both buildings.
We had a great meeting in Committee Room 1A where students asked questions in regards to funding for charter schools, bullying, LGBTQ, & mental health.
I was very impressed with the strong communication skills and behavior they displayed as they talked of concerns they thought were important for youth.
You can find the Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication website here.
The African-American Sub-Commission of the state Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity.

The Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity works to improve and promote the economic development, education, and health of the African American community across the state of Connecticut.
The sub-commission does this by serving as a liaison to the state’s General Assembly and to the individual legislators that represent the nearly 400,000 African Americans who call Connecticut home – ensuring this community’s interests and concerns are represented and addressed.
In the coming weeks, the African-American Sub-Commission will embark on a process to collect feedback about how to be more effective in our charge from African-American residents across the state, as well as the stakeholders and organizations that work in the interest of improving the quality of life for all Connecticut residents.

We invite you to join us in conversation – to learn more about our work, share the latest developments in your work, and explore new points of collaboration.
We will host the first in a series of conversations (via zoom) on Thursday April 6th, 2023 at 5:30pm.

Please confirm your intention to attend by completing this RSVP form and short questionnaire. If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Denise Drummond (Denise.Drummond@cga.ct.gov).
Click here for the survey.

Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony
It was an honor to join the Department of Veterans Affairs' Welcome Home ceremony this week for Vietnam veterans. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
Great thanks and appreciation to the many veterans that made the way by sacrificing for our country. I am honored to serve as one of the Chairs of the Veterans Affairs & Military Committee.
I will continue to fight for our veterans to be treated as they deserve. Great thanks to all veterans for your service.
A special "Shout Out" to Commissioner Thomas Saadi & Ted C. Graziano for the work to make this event and day Proclaiming March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.
UConn PEP Program
It was great to attend the graduation of the UConn PEP Program. This is a 10-week Parent Leadership Program assisting parents in how to advocate for themselves, the community, and especially working with their children.
Thank you all for being part of making the City of New London, Connecticut a better place. I look forward to working with you as you expand and work as leaders.
Thank you to the ADNL / Asociación de Dominicanos de New London for always working to help people in the community be successful.
National Medal of Honor Day 
The Medal of Honor is the United States Armed Forces' highest military decoration and is awarded to recognize American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, guardians and coast guardsmen who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. 🎖️
We honor and thank you for your service today and every day. You can view the full list of Connecticut recipients here
Tick Bite Prevention Week

Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). Be proactive - practice effective tick bite prevention habits to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Make these habits a part of your daily routine! #TickBitePreventionWeek

Epilepsy Awareness
There are an estimated 36,000 people in Connecticut who have epilepsy. Wear your purple to raise awareness! #WorldEpilepsyDay 
Click the links below to find out more. 
Epilepsy Foundation Connecticut
Epilepsy Support Groups In Connecticut
Annual Budget Delivery
Mayor Michael E. Passero, the New London City Council, and the City Administration extend an invitation to the community to hear the Annual Budget Delivery at City Hall in City Council Chambers on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6:00 pm.
The budget address may also be viewed on YouTube.
Boat For Women
Reminder: The Boat For Women: Anyone looking for a career change, here is a great opportunity to gain exposure to some trades EB has to offer. It's safe, fun, enlightening...and its FREE! Spots fill up fast, so don't wait too long!
Job Hiring Events
Two job hiring events:
*Don't miss our hiring event Wednesday, April 5th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Cabaret Theatre. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Interested applicants should create an account on our Career Portal prior to attending the event.
For more info, visit https://bit.ly/3GlWedj
*Make sure you submit your application today!
Teachers and Instructors wanted for Summer Enrichment!
Playground program and Swim Staff Wanted - 15 and older!
Early Childhood Community Gathering
Save the date:
Tips From the Top
Free for YP Members!
Tips from the Top offers a unique, casual atmosphere for discussion and insights from regional C-suite professionals. Speakers share their path to leadership, overcoming obstacles, and tips for success, as well as answer questions from the group.
Guest Speaker:
Dr Tracy Espy, President of Mitchell College
Dr. Tracy Y. Espy became the eighth president and first African-American woman to lead Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut, on July 1, 2020. She is currently engaged with the Governor’s Workforce Council, the FEMA Region 1 Covid-19 Long-Term Recovery Task Force, and the CT Higher Education Resilience Working Group on Workforce Development.
She was also recently appointed to serve on the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities administered Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students.
YPECT 2023 Sponsors:
Homestead Funding Corp. & Resolute Dental Partners
Rising Juniors
Coming soon: The Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut invites New London Latinas-Rising Juniors to apply to our Brilla summer experience.
Ven y Brilla!
Applications are open and will close April 15.
The program will be offered to 15 participants, so don’t wait; apply today!
To apply, scan the QR code below or visit: hispanicalliancesect.org
Have you been impacted by COVID and need assistance? Please reach out to TVCCA.
TVCCA may be able to help with food, transportation, mortgage payments, moving expenses, and utility payments.
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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