CT Food Insecurity Awareness Day

April 28, 2023

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last Friday, I teamed up with Karen Thomas, the Executive Director of Friendly Hands Food Bank and other leaders to celebrate the first annual CT Food Insecurity Day. We brought awareness to the plight of food insecurity in the state and highlighted the importance of food banks/ pantries. Click here to watch the full event. 

Session April 27
The Connecticut State House of Representatives was in session on Thursday. In addition to welcoming the UCONN Men's Basketball team to the chamber, we also passed a few pieces of legislation. 

HB 6484
Horseshoe crabs are ecologically and medically vital. Today we took another step to protect their decimated population. Click here to learn more.  

HB 6678
HB 6678 ensures that nursing home organizations statewide are more transparent about their financial situation. Transparency is an important first step towards meaningful elder care reform. Click here to learn more. 

HB 6354
A workforce training plan for green jobs is essential to support Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. HB 6354 includes several provisions to accomplish those goals and a strategy to market and recruit individuals, especially from underrepresented populations. Click here to learn more. 

Distracted Driving Awareness Month
⚠️ A reminder for the weekend and #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth! ⚠️

Distracted drivers often do not see the risk of their behavior until it’s too late. If your attention is anywhere other than the road, you are driving distracted and putting yourself and others at risk of a crash, injury, or death. We are all counting on each other to drive responsibly

April 26 Was Stop Food Waste Day 
April 26 was "Stop Food Waste Day". We can lower food waste by changing a few simple habits!  You can find more tips and recipes at stopfoodwasteday.com. 

Michelle Cook

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