SUPPORT SB 586: An Act Expanding Mandated Health Benefits For Women, Children and Adolescents

We urge legislators to do what they can to mitigate the harm that is expected to result from continued threats of Congressional action or Administrative rollbacks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through regulatory changes, in coming months. Despite the failure of the American Health Care Act to repeal the ACA completely, coverage could be […]

ADOPTEES ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Support Senate Bill 977: An Act Concerning Access To Original Birth Records By Adult Adopted Persons Adopted adults whose adoptions were finalized on or after October 1, 1983 have the ability to attain an uncertified copy of their birth certificate. However, those adopted before this date do not yet have this right of access. Senate […]

We cannot balance the state budget solely with funding cuts. New revenues are needed to avoid devastating cuts to human services, education and health care.

Dear NASW Member, The state of Connecticut and the Connecticut General Assembly cannot afford another year of major cuts to state spending and neglect new revenue sources. A majority of these spending cuts disproportionally affect low-income workers, residents, and children in the state. Connecticut’s fiscal crisis can be partially attributed to three limitations to state […]

Take action to support Paid Family and Medical Leave

Take action to support Paid Family and Medical Leave. Ask you state legislators to support the paid leave bill.   NASW/CT ACTION ALERT CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE The NASW-CT urges you to contact your legislator and […]

Protect Medicaid Funding from Cuts

PROTECT MEDICAID FUNDING FROM CUTS The Governor’s budget proposes to cut HUSKY A Parents eligibility from the current 155% of the federal poverty level to 138%. This will eliminate at least 9,500 parents from HUSKY health care coverage. Here is why we oppose this reduction: HUSKY A Parents are low income households. They cannot afford […]

PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE

NASW/CT ACTION ALERT CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE PROPOSED SENATE BILL 1: AN ACT CREATING A PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE SYSTEM IN THE STATE The NASW-CT urges you to contact your legislator and encourage them to support Senate Bill 1. This piece of legislation is crucial to supporting working families in Connecticut and […]

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TELL THEM TO PROTECT SAFETY NET PROGRAMS

NASW/CT ACTION ALERT CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TELL THEM TO PROTECT SAFETY NET PROGRAMS We encourage you to reach out to your legislators and members of the Appropriations Committee. We strongly encourage you to share the importance of your work, especially if you are involved in a program that is facing cuts. If you work for […]

MEDICAID LEGISLATIVE ALERT!

NASW/CT ACTION ALERT MEDICAID LEGISLATIVE ALERT! Tell Your State Legislators NOT TO SUPPORT A Budget That Cuts Medicaid.   We all know that the current state budget is in deficit and that serious cuts will be made by the legislature. Where those cuts come from is to be determined so now is the time to speak […]

SUPPORT PAID FAMILY LEAVE SENATE BILL 221

NASW/CT LEGISLATIVE ALERT SUPPORT PAID FAMILY LEAVE SENATE BILL 221 The Legislature is considering legislation that will create a Paid Family Leave program – Senate Bill 221: An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave. NASW/CT supports this bill as an important step in supporting families. We urge members to contact your state legislators and […]

NASW/CT LEGISLATIVE ALERT NURSING HOME SOCIAL WORK BILL

NASW/CT LEGISLATIVE ALERT NURSING HOME SOCIAL WORK BILL  REDUCE THE INSANE WORKER TO BED RATIO TELL YOUR LEGISLATOR TO VOTE YES ON SB 278 (legislator contact info below) SUPPORT RESIDENTS CARE AND SOCIAL WORK SERVICES  BILL SB 278: AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME FACILITY MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS   Nursing homes can get away with as little […]