CONECT Candidate Forum
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

CONECT Candidate Forum

CONECT is hosting a forum for candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer. Doors open at 6:15. Forum begins promptly at 7:00. Ned Lamont has confirmed his attendance.

Parking lot is off Benson Street, just off Park Avenue.

More information: Matt McDermott (matt.mcd9@gmail.com or 773-206-8292) or
Kristen Estabrook (Kristen.estabrook@gmail.com or 207-751-8212).

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I Vote 4 Health Care Rally Outside Governor's Debate
Oct
18
2:30 PM14:30

I Vote 4 Health Care Rally Outside Governor's Debate

Join Protect Our Care CT as we ask the gubernatorial candidates: WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?

We will be outside the candidate debate sponsored by the CT Broadcasters Association in Hartford on October 18. We will gather at 2:30, plan to stay until 3:45. Wear your IVote4HealthCare T-shirts (we’ll bring some for people who don’t have them yet).

Flyer here.

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IVote4HealthCare at Gubernatorial Debate
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

IVote4HealthCare at Gubernatorial Debate

  • Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join IVote4HealthCare to ask the candidates:

 WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?

OZ GRIEBEL, NED LAMONT and BOB STEFANOWSKI will be debating Wednesday, September 26, Jorgensen Auditorium, University of CT, Storrs Campus

 We need to let them know how important health care is to the people of Connecticut.

 Gather at 5:30 outside the main entrance to Jorgensen Theatre. We’ll be there with materials and t-shirts to raise the issue of health care. Look for people wearing I Vote 4 Health Care t-shirts. (Parking can be difficult so plan on arriving around 5:00.)

Flyer available here.

(Debate information: Doors open at 6:00; debate starts at 7:00. Ticket needed for admission; tickets only available to UConn students, faculty and staff.)

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POSTPONED: Connecticut Health Council 2018 Gubernatorial Forum
Sep
13
8:00 AM08:00

POSTPONED: Connecticut Health Council 2018 Gubernatorial Forum

  • Gateway Community College, Curran Comm. Ctr. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Health Council is postponing the forum to a later date to be able to accommodate the candidate’s schedules. The Council expects to have a new date by the end of the week. 

2018 Connecticut Health Council Gubernatorial Forum is focused on engaging and hearing firsthand from candidates for Governor on the issue of health. The Forum is free to attend, but space is limited. Register register by visiting www.cthealthcouncil.com

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Thousands of Doors for Justice Events
Sep
8
8:45 AM08:45

Thousands of Doors for Justice Events

Day of action across the state to step up and work for economic, racial, social, women's, environmental, immigrant and health care justice. Schedule:

  • 8:45 am - Gather at regional gathering sites (see list below) for tabling, networking, local events
  • 9:30 am - Kick-off address by Linda Sarsouraward-winning racial justice, civil rights activist and organizer of the Women's March - video-streamed to regional sites. 
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Outreach to voters

Regional gathering sites: 

  • Danbury: Western Ct State University-Science Building, Rm 125 181 White St., Danbury
  • Hartford: Capital Community College-Auditorium 950 Main St, Hartford 
  • Middletown: Middlesex Community College-Chapman Hall 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown  
  • New Haven: **LOCATION CHANGE: New Haven Peoples Center, 37 Howe Street, New Haven
  • New London: All Souls Unitarian Church 19 Jay St, New London
  • Waterbury: Long Hill Bible Church 131 Garden Circle, Waterbury
  • Willimantic: Generations Health Center 40 Mansfield Ave, Willimantic  

RSVP TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS ON EACH LOCATION  Or contact Ann Pratt: 860.209.1234 ● ann.prattccag@gmail.com. Updated Flyer here. 

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Sep
7
1:30 PM13:30

Murphy Roundtable on Health Care and Supreme Court

  • Allbritton Center, Wesleyan University, Rm 311 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Sen. Murphy for a discussion on health care policy and the impact that the next Supreme Court Justice will have on the future of the Affordable Care Act, access to reproductive health care, Medicaid and more. 

Please RSVP to ben_florsheim@murphy.senate.gov or (860) 549-8463 if you are able to attend. 

Parking and Directions
The address for the Allbritton Center is 222 Church Street, Middletown, CT (marked “2” on the attached campus map). It is located on Wesleyan’s campus and is visible and marked from Church Street. Free parking is available in the university-owned lots directly across the street from the Center. Additional street parking is available on High Street.
The meeting will be held in room 311, on the third floor.

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Forum with Candidates for Governor; Lt. Gov. Meet and Greet
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Forum with Candidates for Governor; Lt. Gov. Meet and Greet

  • Tagliatela Center, Albertus Magnus College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greater New Haven Vote 2018 presents:

Forum with Candidates for Governor (6:00 - 8:00)
Meet and Greet with Candidates for Lt. Governor (8:00 - 9:00)

Topics:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Second Chance/Formerly Incarcerated

Forum moderators: Paul Bass, New Haven Independent
                                 Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Christian Community Action, Inc.
                                 Rev. Abraham Hernandez, Nat'l Hispanic Christian Leadership Conf.

Enter through free parking lot on Huntington or Winchester St.
Food, Child care provided
Wheelchair and walker accessible
Interpretacion en espanol disponible

More Information: GNHVote2018@gmail.com or see flyer here.
RSVP to tloeppke@universalhealthct.org.

 

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Medicare For All Town Hall
Jul
21
1:30 PM13:30

Medicare For All Town Hall

From CT Single Payer Coalition:

We invite all to join us for a town hall to discuss and answer your questions and concerns about a Medicare For All healthcare system. This is a forum to answer questions and concerns of people and to encourage support for Medicare For All. Flyer here.

Panelists:  

  • Dr. Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Beverly Brakeman, Vice President of UAW Region 9A CT
  • Carlos Moreno, CT State Director, Working Families Organization
  • Shirley Watson, Executive Board Member, SEIU 1199 New England
  • Benjamin Day, moderator, Executive Director Healthcare-NOW

Contact: ctsinglepayercoalition@gmail.com or 860-267-9624 or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Medicare4allCT/

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Rally To Oppose Supreme Court Nomination
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Rally To Oppose Supreme Court Nomination

  • North Steps of the CT State Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From Senator Blumenthal:

Please join U.S. Senators Blumenthal and Murphy in a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Gun Safety and Women’s Reproductive Rights and opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Friday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol North Steps  
The American people need to speak loudly and clearly to protect our rights and prevent a majority on the US Supreme Court that will turn back the clock. 

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June 26 Candidate Forum
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

June 26 Candidate Forum

  • St. James Catholic School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CONECT (Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut) is hosting a

CANDIDATE FORUM
Tuesday, June 26
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:15)

Confirmed attendance by candidates for Governor: Mark Boughton (R), Tim Herbst (R), Ned Lamont (D), David Stemerman (R). Others pending.

Issues to be addressed: Criminal Justice Reform, Health Care/Mental Health Care, Immigration/DACA, Gun Violence

Please pre-register on line to speed the sign-in process at  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_nws9IRdPHDgxQeRmABsa8ONEE0y4o6jPU6F1TxHA0eaquA/viewform   

Flyer in English and Spanish here

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Forum on Prescription Drug Prices
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Forum on Prescription Drug Prices

  • DeMayo Comm. Rm., Hagaman Memorial Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join a panel of experts to discuss the rising costs of prescription medications and learn how we can combat this problem. Panelists include:

  • State Rep. James Albis
  • State Comptroller Kevin Lembo
  • Dr. Stephen Smith, National Physicians Alliance
  • Jill Zorn, Senior Policy Officer, Universal Health Care Foundation of CT

Event flyer here.

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Greater New London POCCT Regional Meeting
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Greater New London POCCT Regional Meeting

  • All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Protect Our Care CT Campaign is reaching out to people like you across the state - exploring how we can to work together to change the way our state's elected leaders deal with the challenge of making sure every state resident has access to quality health care they can afford.

Join health care activists from your area to learn about a new, statewide campaign to take on the way our state deals with health care and how you can participate in our statewide campaign to protect, defend and advance health care for everyone. 

For more information, contact Ann Pratt, ann.prattccag@gmail.com. 

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Greater New Haven POCCT Regional Meeting
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Greater New Haven POCCT Regional Meeting

Protect Our Care CT Campaign is reaching out to people like you across the state - exploring how we can to work together to change the way our state's elected leaders deal with the challenge of making sure every state resident has access to quality health care they can afford.

Join health care activists from your area to learn about a new, statewide campaign to take on the way our state deals with health care and how you can participate in our statewide campaign to protect, defend and advance health care for everyone. 

See flyer here for more information and PARKING instructions.

For more information, contact Teran (tloeppke@universalhealthct.org/773-827-4366).

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Milford/Stratford POCCT Regional Meeting
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Milford/Stratford POCCT Regional Meeting

Protect Our Care CT Campaign is reaching out to people like you across the state - exploring how we can to work together to change the way our state's elected leaders deal with the challenge of making sure every state resident has access to quality health care they can afford.

Join health care activists from your area to learn about a new, statewide campaign to take on the way our state deals with health care and how you can participate in our statewide campaign to protect, defend and advance health care for everyone. 

For more information, contact Ann Pratt, ann.prattccag@gmail.com. 

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Forum: The Future of Health Care in CT

Learn about the Future of Health Care in Connecticut at a forum hosted by the Connecticut Health Foundation. 

Guest Speakers: 

  • Dr. David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dr. Soma Stout, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Executive Lead of 100 Million Healthier Lives
  • Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News and author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

More information here. Register here

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Health Care Action Day #2
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Health Care Action Day #2

The legislative session is ending; legislators are deciding where to spend their remaining time. Join activists in Hartford to MAKE HEALTH CARE A PRIORITY in the last three weeks of the session! Wear BLUE to show you are part of Protect Our Care CT.

Flyer with more details here. Facebook event here

We'll start with a briefing at Emanual Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford (across the street from the Legislative Office Building) and then go the the Capitol or the Legislative Office Building to talk to legislators.

Protect Our Care CT activists met with legislators and demonstrated the importance of health care at our first Action Day on March 14. All the concepts we worked on then are still alive at the legislature - but none have actually become law. We need to remind legislators of the importance of addressing health care issues before the session ends on May 9.  

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Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sen. Murphy - Forum on Prescription Drug Pricing

Sen. Chris Murphy is hosting a forum and listening session on prescription drug pricing. Hear from health industry professionals and consumers about the high cost of prescription medication and the impact on Connecticut families and our health care system. 

RSVP to: ben_florsheim@murphy.senate.gov; 860-549-8463. 

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Health Care Action Day
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Health Care Action Day

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR HEALTH CARE!
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 - 4:00
Hartford, CT

Join activists from around the state to tell legislators that HEALTH CARE MATTERS!
1:00 - Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
2:00 - Legislative Office Building
For more information, see flyer here

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Health in Caribbean Hartford - Part 3

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College is hosting a Community Forum on Health in Caribbean Hartford. There are three events over 2 days. At this third event,

Juan Angel Giusti Cordero, Professor of History, University of Puerto Rico, will address:
Hurricanes and Health Care in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,

Bruce Gould, M.D. Associate Dean for Primary Care, University of CT School of Medicine, will address:
The Care of Migrant Caribbean and Central American Populations in Connecticut, 1997-2018

Rocio Chang, M. A. Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UConn Health, will address:
The Use of Trauma-Informed Services with Puerto Rican and Other Caribbean Communities

Details about the entire forum can be found here

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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Health in Caribbean Hartford - Part 2

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College is hosting a Community Forum on Health in Caribbean Hartford. There are three events over 2 days. At this second event,

Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Kalamazoo College, will address:
The Other Caribbean: Decolonization and Autonomous Organizing for Health in Puerto Rico Post-Maria and

Mariola Espinosa, Associate Professor of History, University of Iowa will address:
The Colonial Origins of Caribbean Public Health: Disease Control Efforts in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1920s.

Details about the entire forum can be found here

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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Health in Caribbean Hartford - Part 1

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College is hosting a Community Forum on Health in Caribbean Hartford. There are three events over 2 days. At this first event, Juan Angel Giusti Cordero, Professor of History, University of Puerto Rico, will address:

Rethinking Maria: Notes on Puerto Rico's Hurricane History Since 1825.

Details about the entire forum can be found here. 

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Public Hearing on ACA Protections - Mar. 1
Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Public Hearing on ACA Protections - Mar. 1

  • Legislative Office Building, Room 2D (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Thursday, March 1, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee of the CT Legislature is holding a public hearing on HB 5210, An Act Mandating Insurance Coverage of Essential Health Benefits and Expanding Mandated Health Benefits for Women, Children and Adolescents. 

This is a chance to demonstrate your commitment to protecting CT health care consumers by putting protections currently available through federal law into Connecticut law. You can show your support by sending written comments to the Committee before Thursday, testifying at the hearing on Thursday or contacting your legislators to tell them that you support the bill. Fact sheet here

The hearing starts at 12:00 in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building. The first hour of testimony is reserved for public officials. Sign up for testifying takes place at 10 am at the LOB. Details about sign-up procedures and how to submit testimony in person or in writing are here.  (under "Public Hearings) or below:

Sign-up for the hearing will begin 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Please submit 25 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff 10:00 A.M. in Room 2800 of the LOB.  Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to INStestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

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Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on DSS Budget
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on DSS Budget

  • Legislative Office Building, Room 2C (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Appropriations Committee of the General Assembly will hold a public hearing on the Governor's proposals concerning the budget of the Department of Social Services, including the state Medicaid (HUSKY) program. Details on submitting written testimony and testifying in person are here.  (Go to the section on "Public Hearings".)

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