Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Anniversary of Latin American Independence

September 16, 2022

Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate, recognize, and feature the countless achievements of the many Hispanic Americans who have positively impacted and enriched our communities.

On Thursday, I joined fellow members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus and the community for a kick-off event on the South Lawn of the State Capitol for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which also coincides with the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

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National Suicide Prevention Week

September 7, 2022

Suicide prevention begins with all of us.

To learn about the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide click here

Call or text 988 to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Available 24/7, 988 gives you access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

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Roberto Clemente Memorial Bridge Officially Dedicated

August 24, 2022

The life and legacy of Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente was celebrated Saturday in Waterbury with the official dedication of the Roberto Clemente Memorial Bridge on Baldwin Street. 
The tributes to Clemente, the first Latin American player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, have been ongoing for decades. Schools, museums, streets, buildings, stadiums and bridges have been named after Clemente to honor his prodigious talent on the diamond and his charity work.

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Lauding Introduction of Electric Trains for Shore Line East, Advocating for Waterbury Branch Next

May 24, 2022

On Monday, I joined Gov. Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti and local elected officials and community partners Monday at Union Station in New Haven to launch all-electric trains on Shore Line East.
The M8 offers a substantial improvement over older diesel-powered train sets as they emit no carbon emissions and include additional amenities for riders, such as electrical outlets at each seat.

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State Representatives Reyes & Gibson Applaud Signing of Key Climate Change and Energy Legislation

May 19, 2022

On Tuesday, I joined State Rep. Bobby Gibson (D-Bloomfield, Windsor), Gov. Ned Lamont, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes, House and Senate colleagues, and environmental advocates in Bloomfield for a bill signing that sets up Connecticut to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis by decarbonizing the electric sector and expanding existing renewable energy programs.

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