The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library present a Meet Your Legislators meeting with Aimee Berger-Girvalo, 11th District State Representative; Keith Denning, 42nd District State Representative; Julie Kushner, 24th District State Senator; and Cici Maher, 26th District State Senator. The in-person event will take place in the Ridgefield Library from 10a-11:30a on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Members of the CT State Legislature will discuss what is happening at the CT State Capitol and let their constituents know where they stand on important issues. They will provide insight into the current legislative session and discuss the bills before the current session that are of particular interest to the League and their constituents. Questions for the legislators must be brief, of general interest to the audience, and about state business and not personal matters. All participants are expected to conduct themselves with dignity and treat all those present with respect, empathy and fairness.
To register for this event, please click here. Please note that registration will close on February 25, 2023 at 10a.
Please join on Zoom for this great presentation advertised by our friends at the League of Women Voters of Connecticut
It will be held on Zoom on February 7, 2023 at 3:30pm
Join State Archivist Lizette Pelletier, Assistant State Archivist Allen Ramsey, and Government Records Archivist Damon Munz for a live webinar exploring Connecticut's four major founding documents: the Fundamental Orders, the Charter, the 1818 Constitution, and the 1965 Constitution. Presented jointly by the Connecticut State Library and Red, White & Blue Schools. For educators and interested members of the public. Registration is required.
The CT Mirror will be hosting a 2023 Legislative Session Preview which will be available for free via Zoom. The three sessions are as follows:
- January 24, 2023 at 7pm - Mark Pazniokas and the Politics of 2023
- Decisions made in Hartford often have more impact on Connecticut than laws passed in Washington. So, what can we expect from the upcoming CT legislative session and Gov. Ned Lamont's second term? CT Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas joins host John Dankosky to break it down.
- January 31, 2023 at 7pm - Legislative Preview Reporter Roundtable
- John Dankosky sits down with CT Mirror Economic Development Reporter Erica Phillips, Housing and Children's Issues Reporter Ginny Monk, and Justice Reporter Jaden Edison to talk about potential legislation to look out for this session.
- February 15, 2023 at 7pm - Keith Phaneuf's Big Budget Review
- CT Mirror State Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf joins host John Dankosky to discuss the budget battles expected during this legislative session.
For more information and to register for these free events, please click here.
Our friends at the League of Women Voters of Greenwich are hosting the following program on February 7th from 7-8 pm on Zoom
Connecticut's Plan for Economic Growth - A Conversation with David Lehman, Former Senior Economic Advisor to Governor Lamont
The public is invited to join a conversation with David Lehman, former Senior Economic Advisor to Governor Lamont and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the state agency that oversees programs promoting business growth, brownfield redevelopment, the arts, historic preservation and tourism.
Before joining the Lamont administration, Mr. Lehman worked in the private sector for 20 years, most recently serving as Global Head of Real Estate Finance for Goldman Sachs.
Find out what strategy and steps are being pursued to:
- attract businesses to Connecticut
- retain and support existing Connecticut businesses
- keep and employ talented graduates of local universities at Connecticut companies and startups.
Please click here for more information, to register, and to obtain the Zoom link to the event.
Our friends at the Wilton Library are putting on a program with Jim Cameron, long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator. This will be a Zoom presentation including a Q&A on Connecticut's transportation future.
-Will riders ever return to commuter rail?
-Who will pay to keep the trains running when Federal money is gone?
-Where will money be found to repair our highways?
-How will new residential / workplace trends affect CT's economy?
Cameron explores the options in an engaging, thought-provoking workshop with plenty of time to hear your ideas and answer your questions.
Cameron has been called "the transportation guru," having spent over 25 years working and reporting on the issue. A former NBC News anchor, Jim Cameron is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. A Connecticut resident for over 30 years, he served 19 years on the Metro-North Commuter Council, later founding the Commuter Action Group. He also authors a weekly newspaper column, "Talking Transportation" which runs in the CT Mirror and other online news sites. Cameron is also author of his first book "Off the Record: Confessions of a Media Consultant."
Registration is required. Please click here for additional information and to register.
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