Issues & Action Alerts
Connecticut Children's wants to keep our patients and families informed with up-to-date information about state legislative issues that are important to kids. To keep you in the know, we track these issues as they progress throughout the legislative session. Read the 2012 Final Legislative Report for the latest updates on issues that were under review by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2012. For information about bills introduced in the General Assembly in 2013, read Connecticut Children's 2013 Bill Tracking Report.
Action Alerts are posted at key points during the legislative session when our advocates' voices are needed to ensure that public policies and laws are good for children's health.
State Budget Cuts
In December 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly approved a series of state budget cuts that included a significant cut to Connecticut Children's Medicaid revenue. In the days leading up to that vote, many spoke up on behalf of Connecticut Children's and the children and families we serve. Although our advocacy did not reverse the proposed cuts, there was a reduction in the amount cut and we have heard from many legislators that they were impressed by your emails and aware of the concerns you raised.
Please consider taking action by sending emails to Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman. While participation is voluntary, your help would be greatly appreciated. To show your support of Connecticut Children's now:
- Go to http://www.capwiz.com/ccmckids
- Click on the Take Action button.
- When the screen changes, edit the message text to personalize it if you wish, and type in your name on the signature line in Step 1.
- Enter your name and contact information in Step 2.
- You are encouraged to personalize your message and explain why Connecticut Children's matters to you.
- This system will send emails from you to Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman.
Note: If you are not a Connecticut resident, our advocacy system will not allow you to send automated messages to Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman. However, you can still participate in this alert. Out-of-state advocates wishing to send emails, or anyone who has other questions about this alert, can contact Jane Baird, director of government relations, 860.837.5557.