Maternal Mental Health Week Begins Today

April 29, 2024

Today, I would like to take this time to recognize the beginning of Maternal Mental Health week, observed from April 29th to May 5th. This week, we turn our collective attention to the critical issue of maternal mental health, a crucial aspect of healthcare that often goes overlooked and under-addressed.

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Weekly Update - 4-25

April 25, 2024

As we move toward the end of the 2024 session, I want to update you on bills that have passed in the House aimed at making the lives of our residents a little easier as well as happenings I've been a part of and what's coming up.

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In Support Of HB5164, An Act Concerning Unemployment Benefits & Lobby Day

April 24, 2024

At a press conference and Lobby Day last week, I was proud to stand with colleagues and the AFL-CIO in support of HB5164, An Act Concerning Unemployment Benefits. Workers go through a lot when they go on strike to protest injustices in the workplace. Coinciding with Lobby Day, before we brought up the bill, many members showed up early and received instructions on how to "lobby us" or persuade lawmakers that this bill was worth fighting for and passing - and it is.

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Thoughts From The CT Pregnancy Care Coalition Forum

April 22, 2024

I was happy to join fellow State Representatives Trenee McGee and Anthony Nolan at the Connecticut Pregnancy Care Coalition Forum at the Capitol last week. I would like to thank the representatives from CT Pregnancy Care Coalition for informing us about the services they provide to women and families in our state.

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Black Maternal Health Week Wrap

April 19, 2024

I was proud to stand with fellow State Representatives Kai Belton and Trenee McGee at a press conference on Wednesday in support of Black Maternal Health Week! This year's theme, 'Our Bodies STILL Belong To Us: Reproductive Justice Now!' was our focus. We wanted to bring more awareness to this issue because we truly need to address the racial disparities that exist in maternal healthcare.

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Call Me Ma, Mom, Mommy Or Mother

April 8, 2024

This past Thursday in our Appropriations Committee meeting we had a bill that was referred from the Human Services Committee, "HB5454: An Act Concerning Mental Health for Young Children and Their Caregivers" come before us.

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