Early Voting, Fight to Protect Our Environment, and Instagram Censorship Update

March 25, 2024

Early voting starts this week in our state. Please scroll down to see when and where you can cast a ballot in the 42nd district ahead of the April 2nd presidential primary.

My colleagues on the Environment Committee advanced a climate change bill to the House floor. Keep scrolling to get a breakdown on how this measure supports our community and the rest of Connecticut.

Instagram is limiting your ability to see political content online, but you can turn that setting off! I'll break down how you can do that below.

Here are the sections in today's email:

  • Early Voting Starts This Week
  • Fight to Protect Our Climate & Environment
  • Instagram Censorship Update
  • Happy Holi!
Early Voting Starts This Week

Early voting for the April 2 presidential preference primary election will take place on March 26, 27, 28, and 30 from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Due to Good Friday and Easter, there will be no early voting Friday, March 29 or Sunday, March 31.

Below you will find the early voting location in your town:

  • New Canaan: Town Hall - Conference Room B on 1st floor on Main Street
  • Ridgefield: Town Hall on Main Street
  • Wilton: Town Hall, Room B on Danbury Road
Click Here For More On Early Voting
Monday, April 1 at noon is the deadline for registering in person with your registrar of voters or town clerk to vote on April 2, and for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party for in-person voting.
Fight to Protect Our Climate & Environment
I'm excited to share my commitment to protecting the environment and working to combat climate change. The Environment Committee passed House Bill 5004, "An Act Concerning the Implementation of Certain Climate Change Measures," out of committee following a 23-11 vote last week and a public hearing on March 8. The bill now heads to the House Floor for consideration.
The proposal, referred to as the 2024 Connecticut Climate Protection Act, is a priority for the House Democratic Caucus.  

The bill seeks to respond to the climate crisis by:

  • Updating the Global Warming Solutions Act to make Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions targets more in line with other states in the region
  • Creating incentives for businesses that engage in clean economy sectors or employ environmentally sustainable practices
  • Developing plans for transitioning to a clean economy, including workforce training and long-term policy implementation
  • Supporting nature-based solutions, such as preserving marshlands and forests.

With this bill, we're saying that sustainability is not only the right thing to do but also the smart, economically competitive thing to do. 

Instagram Censorship Update

Instagram and Threads are actively limiting the reach of political content. This default setting went into effect without ever directly telling users. Ahead of a major election year, this change could impact political outreach attempting to inform voters.

Since this change was made by default, you’ll need to follow the steps outlined below to change your preference and stay in-the-know.

Happy Holi!
Happy Holi to Wilton Temple Mandir and all who are celebrating the festival of colors!