Revealed: Jan 07, 2021 02:01 PM
To the Editor:
Above the past yr just about every side of our life was impacted by the world pandemic. Preserving length from beloved types, cancelling big lifestyle celebrations, homeschooling our kids, and various sacrifices have been created for the larger great and panic of spreading an infectious disease we are nevertheless mastering about.
We need to pause to recall people whose lives ended up equally shed or impacted by the coronavirus, appreciate what blessings we have and now try to move ahead as a neighborhood, condition, and nation.
In just a couple times the legislature will convene the 2021 “regular” legislative session and we are long overdue to get back again to operate. Connecticut’s federal government was designed to have a representative voice. Community enter was sidelined for the previous calendar year to allow the Governor to instantaneously take care of community health and fitness problems and conflicts with extra immediacy. All through this time, the quarantine unearthed a amount of other key issues and disparities that the condition will have to handle with the identical sense of urgency.
Issues that consist of addressing the point out finances shortfall, offering the investment in enhancing our nursing households and extensive term treatment infrastructure so they are harmless for residents and staff members, closing the schooling accomplishment gap only exacerbated by the distant college calendar year, and getting swift and severe motion to foster a state that continues to help a security web for our most susceptible. And we should continue on to raise recognition of economic inequality, social justice, and the require to preserve general public safety.
2021 has all the probable to provide as an remarkable turning stage for Connecticut. With the increased administration of the vaccine we can with any luck , come across the mild at the close of this wellness crisis tunnel. Ideally, as the community wellbeing problems are much more under management, then the point out authorities can shift its focus to making certain that our condition is a harmless and supportive put for all our citizens to simply call house. We must deliver a collaborative ecosystem for firms to maintain and expand. I look ahead to performing with colleagues from every position on the political spectrum to uncover options and I pledge to signify your voice in our condition authorities.
Thank you for your continued assist.
Serving Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport January 8, 2021