05/12/21: Building Democracy Together
This event is the third in a series of conversations brought to you by the Community Foundation’s Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy.
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A Conversation on the American Rescue Plan
Congressman Joe Courtney and Lisa Tepper Bates
Wednesday, May 12 (via Zoom)
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Learn along with us through this engaging discussion with two lifelong advocates for democracy building.
Be part of this conversation with U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney and United Way of Connecticut's President & CEO Lisa Tepper Bates as we learn more from them about the American Rescue Plan and how it will help residents of Eastern Connecticut.
Democracy requires that we all have a seat at the table – to have our voices heard and to listen in order to build a participatory process that is fair for everyone. We know that when we invest in advancing public policy and legislation, we contribute to bringing about systemic changes that will create greater equity for all. This is the road to seeking solutions that will have long-lasting impact. As your community foundation, we are deeply committed to bringing together voices to educate and lead us towards a better tomorrow.
In 2017, the Community Foundation's four Women & Girls Funds commissioned a Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Eastern Connecticut. It revealed some bright spots but shined a light on many barriers and inequities that persist for women and girls, especially for women and girls of color.
In addition to grantmaking and community leadership, we knew we had to focus on advocacy and awareness building to achieve real change. To that end, the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy was established in 2018. The Community Foundation is committed to responding to the needs and opportunities presented in the report and to championing equity for all.
REPORT ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN & GIRLS IN EASTERN CT
WOMEN & GIRLS FUND PUBLIC POLICY TASK FORCE
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