Governor Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly need to hear from you about the importance of after school and summer programs. These programs need more funding, not less! Check out our 2015 advocacy agenda for more details.
Join youth, parents, and providers at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 3rd to show your support at the Appropriations Committee, Education subcommittee public hearing. If you can meet with your local legislator earlier in the day, or leave a packet of information with their assistant, that would be great.
The Connecticut After School Network will be in the cafeteria at the legislative office building from 2-5 pm with information, fact sheets, and of course our bright yellow “INVEST IN AFTER SCHOOL” stickers, so come by to get materials to leave for your legislators.
The public portion of the public hearing will start at 5 pm and run until VERY late. People can sign up to speak via a lottery system at 9 am in the morning (Network staff are happy to do this for you and let you know early in the day if you’re likely to speak at a reasonable hour!) Even if you can’t stay to speak, we need people to submit letters to the committee about how afterschool and summer programs have helped them, their children and/or the children they serve, and why it’s a good investment.
Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming.
We are also kicking off a social media and letter writing campaign to support funding from the federal and state government. Check out the advocacy posts on our blog for more information.
Questions? Call Michelle at 860-730-2941