2020 WILL DEFINE OUR NATION
The COVID crisis has given us the opportunity to reset our purpose and redefine our priorities.
If we learn one thing from it, I hope it’s this:
every person matters and we are all connected.
And WE are responsible for determining our collective future.
If we want a government that is principled and prepared,
we have to be that government.
If we want a democracy that is fair and factual,
we have to be that democracy.
And if we want a future that is safe and secure,
we have to be that future.
This is our responsibility. This is our work.
Thank you for joining me.
PROUD PUBLIC SERVANT
NOT A POLITICIAN
To change the political paradigm in our country and advance principled policy, we need to be brave.
I fight for real solutions based on real facts.
And for truth and honesty in both parties.
I'm a problem-solver, not a politician.
Holding our leaders accountable.
WE DETERMINE OUR OWN FUTURE
The events of the last three years have put our Constitution in crisis. The Republican party platform is extreme and destructive. The Trump/McConnell agenda has infiltrated every level of government - even in Connecticut. State legislatures are the first line of defense to protect citizens' rights and Democracy.
It's up to us to defend the principles of Truth, Justice and Equality. It's up to us to build the future we want - with a thriving economy and a caring, inclusive community. We can achieve this by holding our leaders accountable, working together and living our values.
I will never stop working for this country to become a peaceful, prosperous nation where every person is treated with respect and has an equal opportunity to succeed. I will never stop fighting for that American ideal.
I represent Senate District 36 - Greenwich, Stamford and New Canaan. View the map here.
PUBLIC HEALTH IS NOT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY.
SINCE DAY ONE OF THIS CRISIS, I'VE BEEN WORKING TO HELP PEOPLE AND ENSURE DATA-DRIVEN PUBLIC POLICY.
On the evening of March 11, the State Capitol closed and all of our legislation ceased. Overnight, we shifted into a new way of operating - preventing and preparing for a public health crisis. We were on the phone non-stop, helping shape public policies and helping people in our communities get the support they needed. This work is still ongoing and I'm honored to be able to help.
As we all move forward into a new normal, I hope we never forget how essential people are and how much we depend on those who work in healthcare, public safety, grocery stores, food supply, social services and non-profits. Without them, many more lives would be lost.
We can learn from this crisis how to do things better. How to ensure we are prepared for future crises. And how to ensure that people come first, and that everyone gets the care and support they deserve.
For more information on action I'm taking, click here.
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Interview on the anniversary of Jennifer Dulos' disappearance is here.
A STRONG VOICE IN THE CT GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
I am the Chair of the Banking Committee, Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee and Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. I am also a member of the Legislative Rules and Regulations Committee as well as the Executive Nominations Committee. My role on these committees gives me the opportunity to be on the front lines of policymaking. We've had many successes but we have much more to accomplish.
I am not a "career" politician. Politicians who calculate their moves based on their next election serve themselves, not the public. I don't do that. I speak out and am often the first and most outspoken voice on key issues. I care about doing what's right, not about being "popular."
BEFORE BECOMING A SENATOR, I:
Was educated in CT :
Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University
Master's degree from Yale University
ABD PhD from Yale University in Environmental Law
A Lawyer and Consumer Advocate
Law degree from the University of Chicago.
Corporate lawyer at the firm of Skadden, Arps.
Founder of the Parity Partnership, a non-profit educating and advocating for gender equality in the workplace.
Director of Greening Our Children, a community organization educating parents and policymakers about childhood exposure to environmental toxins and harmful chemicals.
A Community Leader and Environmental Activist
Chairman of Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center - a world-renowned research center.
Community organizer and advocate for legislation to restrict the use of dangerous chemicals in children's products, cosmetics and household products.
Organizer of dozens of public events on Environmental Health, Children's Health & Wellness, Organic Food and Community Gardening.
Co-founder of Safe Lawns program to promote organic, chemical-free lawn care.
Chairman of Greenwich Community Gardens.
Co-founder of the Children's Environmental March.
Board member of Putnam Indian Field School.
Board member of Kids in Crisis.
To learn about my personal journey,
watch my TedX Talk.