As Connecticut entered Phase 3 of the re-opening process this week, we are also seeing a slight uptick in infection rates in certain parts of the state. It’s a false choice to suggest that we must choose between the economy and public health: we must do both. We need to protect public health in order to rebuild consumer confidence, and we need to nurture economic growth in order to ensure that CT residents have the financial resources necessary for their physical and emotional well-being. It is a complex balancing act, and requires looking hard at the effects of our policies.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Before I was elected in 2018, I was a volunteer, a board member, and eventually a Board Chair at Women’s Support Services (WSS) in Sharon. WSS’s mission is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention, and education.
For those of you who like to get your homework in right under the wire, you have one more day to complete your census forms if you want to be sure to be counted! A recent court ruling extended that deadline through October, but that is still under appeal, so now is the time to get it done.