Thank you to those who've tuned in at home to the past four Black and Puerto Rican Caucus tele-town halls on Health Care, Housing, Education and Houses of Worship. Our conversations have reached thousands and generated hundreds of comments.
We've been joined on these Facebook Lives by State Commissioners, local advocates, religious leaders, medical experts and more to unpack the diverse needs of Connecticut's communities of color in this moment.
The bills now head to the floor of the General Assembly for debate.
Rep. Brandon McGee, chairman of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, joined his colleagues in mourning the passing of former Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry, the first black woman elected to lead a major city in the Northeast.
It is my job to be vigilant about issues and take action when something isn't right. Yesterday, I joined a rally with personal care attendants and demanded their paycheck issues be resolved. I've also been working on inmate medical care in our prison system. This unfortunately has been an issue for years, and I'm continuing to take more actions to end the inadequate care.
Last week, I joined my Calling All Brothers colleagues, and my fraternity, the Beta Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, on the opening day of school – greeting students, parents and teachers as they arrived at the Milner and MLK middle schools, Rawson Elementary and the newly renovated Weaver High.
I was so proud and honored today to highlight the state’s unprecedented and collaborative response to helping the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated their island two years ago.