We build community power across the state by creating and sharing capacity-building tools, fostering relationships, and following the lead of Connecticut women and girls.
May 7th Canvassing!
May 7th, 1PM-4PM, Meriden: Canvas for Workers’ Equity Agenda!
Join CWEALF’s Director of Community Organizing and our partners Working Families Power and Connecticut AFL-CIO (a labor union) as we walk through Meriden and ask community members to call their legislators. We will provide support with scripts, training, and assist you with downloading an app on your phone to track your work.
Accessibility Information: You will need a cellphone, your transportation, and the ability to walk long distances. Please respond to this email with any additional questions you may have.
Call 860-897-6674 to sign up!
May 17th Lobbying Day!
May 17th, 11:00 AM, Hartford: Workers’ Equity Agenda Lobby Day!
Join CWEALF staff at the Connecticut State Capitol for the first part of a historic day in Connecticut organizing, activism, and advocacy. On May 17th, CWEALF will be lobbying our legislators and advocating for women’s economic security by reminding them that we need an expansion of paid sick days, one fair wage, and predictable scheduling for workers. Will you grow the voices of women in CT and join us? We will provide support with scripts, training, and additional support!
Accessibility Information: Please reach out to Jeniffer Perez Caraballo firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGISLATIVE CHANGE TOOLKIT
CWEALF’s Legislative Change Toolkit in English and Spanish is designed to get you thinking about how to advocate and organize in your community before, during, and after the 2023 legislative session to get loud and ensure Connecticut women are one step closer to economic security.
WOMEN’S WISDOM CIRCLES
Statewide meeting of women interested in women’s economic security. At CWEALF we believe women’s understandings of the world reaped from their experience are valid and important. We can define our own experiences. We can call our knowledge wisdom.
Connecticut women identified the following needs in 2023:
- Financial Assistance
- Parenting Education
- Continuing Education
- Intergenerational Responsibilities
- Building Awareness about Marginalized Identities and their Intersections
- Immigration Services
- Job Security
- Career Advancements
- Physical & Mental Health Services
- Community Centers
- Food Security
May 17th 3000 - 5000 Person Rally For a Moral Budget
While our lawmakers negotiate the budget behind closed doors, WE will be joining together outside the Capitol in the streets to demand one Connecticut for all.
As the wealthiest state in the nation, Connecticut should be a shining example–a place where every woman and their family has what we need to live a good life. But for far too long our state budgets have helped make Connecticut ground zero for extreme racial, economic, and gender inequities.
It’s time to tax the wealthy and invest in our communities. If you believe in building a more equitable Connecticut—join us