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STATE SENATOR

Marilyn Moore

Honesty & Integrity

I Signed Up, You Should Too!

I hope you'll join me in signing up for the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge.

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is committed to addressing all forms of racism in our food system. They believe that we cannot talk about and work for sustainability, food security, and economic prosperity in our region without facing the realities of discrimination and social inequity in our food system and beyond.

The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge runs from April 9 to April 29 and participation is simple. All you need to do is commit yourself to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days.

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and food justice. We hope you'll join us and accept this challenge. Sign up here.

Safe Havens for Parents & Newborns

This week's #SafeHavensDay marks the 17th anniversary of the passage of Connecticut's "Safe Havens" bill, a life-saving law which enables a distressed parent to anonymously leave an infant at any hospital emergency room in Connecticut without fear of prosecution for abandonment, up to 30 days after birth. Though a nurse will ask the parent for their name and for medical information on the infant and parent, the parent does not have to provide that information.

The Department of Children and Families will obtain custody and place the baby with a family who is already licensed and intends to adopt the baby.

Safe Havens babies are placed into homes with families that adopt the child. In one instance, a Safe Havens baby was placed into a permanent home of a relative.

DCF will provide support to the baby's new family while terminating the biological parent's parental rights so that the adoption can become final.

Since the effective date, October 1, 2000, 27 "Safe Havens" babies have been brought to an emergency room under the law, including one who was brought to Bridgeport Hospital in 2006. For more information visit: http://uwc.211ct.org/safe-haven-for-newborns-act/

Safe Havens