Expanded Access to Health Coverage for Personal Care AttendantsMarch 16, 2023
Personal care attendants (PCAs) will have additional access to affordable health insurance after an agreement was reached to expand the application deadline for PCAs to apply for the first round of the new premium assistance benefit.
Fighting The Wage GapMarch 16, 2023
Despite historic growth, rising wages, and unemployment at a near-record low, women working full-time, year-round, are paid an average of 84 cents for every dollar paid to men. Pay disparities are even more pronounced for Black women, Native American women, Latinas, many Asian American women, and women with disabilities.
Increasing the Subminimum Wage for Tipped WorkersMarch 11, 2023
Last week, I joined my colleague's state Reps. Kara Rochelle, Corey Paris, Jillian Gilchrest, and Sen. Julie Kushner at the Blue Plate Kitchen in West Hartford to support increasing the pay for hourly waged tipped workers.
We rolled up our sleeves, put on our aprons, and waited on tables to bring awareness to the daily work servers do and saw firsthand why they deserve increased pay.
March is Women's History MonthMarch 9, 2023
March is Women's History Month and March 8 is International Women's Day. A day to celebrate women who have inspired change throughout history, and recognize those who continue to fight for the fair and equitable treatment of women and girls around the world
Ms. President U.S. Civic Leadership ProgramMarch 6, 2023
I had a wonderful time Saturday morning as the guest speaker for the Ms. President U.S. civic leadership program! The icing on the cake was being joined by two of my favorite Hamden elected officials, Board of Education member, Mariam Khan and Councilwoman Laurie Sweet.
Join the America 250 | CT Commission Community Listening SessionsMarch 4, 2023
Last year, the America 250 | CT Commission was created to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which will take place in 2026. The Commission is tasked with creating an inclusive and engaging commemoration where Connecticut’s residents can appreciate history's relevance and understand the diverse people of the past that all contributed to the American story.
FOOD JUSTICE IS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE!March 3, 2023
I had the awesome opportunity yesterday morning to visit "haven's harvest" with Lori Martin and Lorrice Grant who are doing a phenomenal job working with business owners who struggle to find community partners to accept their excess food and need transportation to get that food to those in need.
National Read Across America DayMarch 2, 2023
It was a pleasure and a blessing to read to the precious pre-scoolers at Harris and Tucker School, Inc. in Hamden, CT this morning! The value of literacy to our democracy cannot be understated and reading to our children helps to inspire and expand their curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Each one teach one. Each one lead one.