This Sunday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the state Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-In Clinic at 287 West Street, Rocky Hill. During this clinic, anyone who served in the U.S. armed services, regardless of their enrollment in the VA healthcare system, spouses and caregivers of veterans will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment is necessary.
Wednesday, March 31 was Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). This day was founded in 2009 to honor and celebrate our transgender and nonbinary friends and neighbors. This day also helps to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence they face in our society just for being who they are.
On April 1, every Connecticut resident over the age of 16 will be able to schedule their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Lamont announced Thursday.
Checks for $1,400 may be headed to many people’s bank accounts from the latest American Rescue Plan, but a stimulus payment can’t fix fair pay. For today’s Equal Pay Day — a day that signifies when women’s earnings catch up from men from the year before — the legislature can advance bills that will close the wage gap and prioritize the women in our communities who are disproportionately affected in the COVID-19 crisis.
Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion relief package that will provide many Americans with $1,400 stimulus checks, a $3,000 Child Tax Credit per child up to 17-years-old, certain unemployment benefits, and more.
“On this International Women’s Day, we can celebrate women by taking concrete policy action that will improve our lives, our economic security, and in turn our state,” said Rep. Farrar. “Connecticut cannot get back to work if women cannot get back to work. And women cannot get back to work unless there are opportunities to access affordable child care and the child care support necessary to complete education and training. In this moment, our state can lead a recovery that focuses on fairness and equity.”
Monday, the Senate convened to discuss proposals passed out of the House of Representatives last Wednesday. I am pleased to share that today Governor Lamont signed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act.