I’d like to share a video that is the result of many conversations and multiple forums I’ve had over the last few months with educators, counselors, parents, students, clinicians, and mental health providers about the unique challenges students are facing now, and what we can do to support them.
As teachers, students, and families rush toward the end of the year and local businesses get ready for the busy summer season ahead, the Connecticut General Assembly is also in high gear, working hard to finish up our business before the end of our session on June 9.
Last week we held a press conference to introduce the Connecticut Future Caucus! This bipartisan group of legislators age 45 and under will focus on finding solutions to the issues facing the next generation of Americans, reinvigorating the spirit of collaboration in the political body that’s closest to the people of Connecticut.
As the days grow longer and warmer and we see more and more signs of spring—and brighter days—ahead, we share in the continued highs and lows of 2021: on one hand, the increase in COVID-19 vaccinations and careful loosening of restrictions from restaurants to businesses to schools; and on the other, the tragic loss of life in Atlanta last week and the deeply troubling rise in crime against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that these murders have shone a light on.
Thanks for joining HB 6119, AAC Arts, Culture, and Tourism Funding's Organizing Call—here's what's next!February 5, 2021
It was thrilling to have 100 advocates from across the arts, culture, and tourism sector show up today to learn, build community, and get ready to advocate for HB 6119!
Representative John-Michael Parker (D-Madison/Durham) was sworn in Wednesday to represent the 101st House District serving Madison and Durham for the General Assembly's 2021-2022 session.