Past Events

#TalkCTPoverty– Advocacy Day and Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE: Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., 2nd Floor Atrium, Hartford

WHEN: Thursday, February 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WHAT: We will talk with legislators about the state of the safety net and the importance of funding programs that support CT’s neediest.

CABHNEnd Hunger CT!, the Connecticut Association for Human Services, and Mothers for Justice invite you to the 4th annual #TalkCTPoverty Advocacy Day and Breakfast! House Majority Leader Matt Ritter will help us kick off the event. We will distribute personalized folders to each legislator and talk with them about the importance of the programs and policies that keep Connecticut families out of poverty. We hope you will join us! Flyer here.

Poverty is rising in Connecticut!

A snapshot:

  • 367,000 state residents live below the Federal Poverty Line
  • In CT’s cities, approximately 25% of people live in poverty
  • 15% of children statewide live in poverty
  • Poverty rates for black (20.5%) and Hispanic (24.9%) residents in the state are three times that of white residents (7.9%)

Enjoy free breakfast and networking at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Paola Serrecchia, 860-904-5431, pserrecchia@cabhn.org.

Hosted by Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, End Hunger CT!, Connecticut Association for Human Services, and Mothers For Justice.

 

 

 

Legislative Education Forum:

Connecticut State Budget: What is it? What can you do about it?

Legislative Education Forum

The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN) invites you to its free annual Legislative Education Forum. This year the forum topic is: The Connecticut State Budget: What is it? What can you do about it?  Join Sen. Beth Bye, Rep. Toni Walker, legislators, legislative staff, advocates, and lobbyists to learn how the budget process works, points in the process where you can have an impact, and the current state of Connecticut’s budget.

Topics include:

– How a budget becomes a budget (including the post-budget process, revisions, and line item vetoes)

– Points in process when one may influence the budget making process

– Connecticut’s current budget climate: Causes and solutions

The forum is free and open to all.

When: Friday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WhereLegislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Room 2E, Hartford

 

View the CT-N video about the conference!

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