ISSUES FOR ALL
EVERY TOWN IS
AND CHRISTINE IS A
DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER!
A Truly Sustainable Connecticut Needs Us
To Focus On Progress in Three Key Areas:
EQUITY, ENVIRONMENT, AND ECONOMY
1. PRIORITIES FOR EQUITY
LEADING THE FIGHT FOR INCLUSIVE & EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES
We will stand together against racism, ageism, homophobia, classism, ableism, sexism or violence in our district and State. Our district and our state are better than the worst impulses of a small number of people.
We will finally transition to universal healthcare. It’s become abundantly clear that healthcare cannot be tied to employment. When economies are bad, people lose jobs—but they should not lose their healthcare. This is a basic right of all people. To date, there are hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents without insurance due to Covid-19 layoffs.
PROTECTING & SUPPORTING SENIORS
We will ensure that seniors have the same access to programs and resources throughout Connecticut - not based on the municipality they live in. When we provide the right services, we delay the onset of chronic illness and experience quantifiable improvements in physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.
ENSURING VOTING ACCESS FOR ALL
We will make it easier for all registered voters to cast their ballots, through support of a Constitutional Amendment that removes restrictive absentee voting language and provides for early voting.
SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS
We will tackle gender inequity and empower women and girls’ freedom, representation, and compensation equity. These last few years have seen a constant attack on women’s rights at the federal level. As a result, state-level protections become more important than ever. We must protect reproductive rights and the rights of victims of domestic violence at the state level.
GUARANTEEING UNIVERSAL PRE-K EDUCATION
This decades-long goal must become a reality. Universal Pre-K is critical to eliminating our state’s long-standing inequities in public education and finally closing the learning gap.
2. PRIORITIES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
CREATING A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR CONNECTICUT
We will find ways to increase energy efficiency, speed the deployment of renewable energy resources, sustainability initiatives, electric grid resilience, and coastal protection through incentives and the development of a “green collar” workforce.
PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT AND ENCOURAGING FARMING
We will support stronger environmental legislation on fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, especially as Federal EPA standards are being watered down. We will support the right-to-farm regulations, reduce barriers to agri-tourism, and enthusiastically support Connecticut’s agricultural community.
INVESTING IN INNOVATION
We will streamline the process of bringing innovation to our lagging “green” systems. We need waste disposal and recycling solutions for our single-stream recycling and trash-burning practices. We need solid waste management alternatives and waste-reduction programs that also create renewable and zero-carbon energy. This can lead to better deals for ratepayers and improved fuel security for the New England power grid.
3. PRIORITIES FOR THE ECONOMY
SAFEGUARDING OUR TAXES
We will develop a sustainable budget that provides property tax relief to seniors and working families. This budget will also support services middle-class families rely on and invest in transportation infrastructure improvements that grow our state’s economy.
Christine is uniquely qualified for this task, having balanced a Town budget and increased tax revenue through development, and having fought successfully to receive lagging FEMA reimbursements-returning those expenditures back to the taxpayer.
INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
We will support redevelopment and investment in the built environment and in areas of existing infrastructure with resilient planning, a focus on brownfields and under-used commercial areas, encourage Low Impact Development policies, promote local retail options, and provide business retention support. Connecticut is a mature, built-out state. We should be focusing on revitalizing the special places that define our character—not on trying to expand development into our forests, fields, and open spaces.
SUPPORTING TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
We will invest in our technical schools to create the new workforce and attract new families to Connecticut. The state has incredible opportunities for vocational and technical careers, thanks to its aerospace, defense, and technology industries. We need to encourage, train, and retain the next generation of Connecticut’s world-class productivity.