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STATE SENATOR

Cathy Osten

Getting Results

Senate and House Democrats Release Joint Democratic Values Agenda

Democrats in the General Assembly have released a joint Democratic Values Agenda for the 2018 legislative session. The ambitious agenda focuses on supporting the middle class and creating economic opportunities for everyone; opening access to education; protecting women's health care; keeping Connecticut residents healthy; supporting Connecticut's hospitals; and preserving our democracy.

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This is a strong and progressive agenda that embraces our Democratic values. At our very core, Democrats believe in equal pay for equal work; that no one working full-time should be forced to live in poverty; that health care is a right, not a privilege; that women, not the government, can make their own health care decisions; that access to education is critical to growing our economy and students' futures shouldn't be consumed by crushing debt; and that we are a stronger state and nation when every vote counts and citizens have access to the ballot box. This is an agenda for the people. This is an agenda for Connecticut.

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Supporting Middle-Class Families and Creating Economic Opportunities for Everyone

  • Earned Family Medical Leave
  • Pay Equity
  • A Livable Wage
  • Overhaul of Our Workforce Pipeline
  • Our Roads, Bridges, Rail and Buses
  • Rebuilding Our Infrastructure
     

Opening Access to Education

  • Tuition-Free Community College
  • Investing in Connecticut's Technical High Schools
     

Protecting Women's Health Care

Republicans have attacked access to women's health care. Democrats in the General Assembly will introduce legislation aimed at protecting critical health services from federal cuts and shedding light on organizations that provide medically inaccurate information.

  • 10 Essential Benefits
  • Women's Preventative Services
  • Building on the ACA's Preventative Coverage
  • Shedding Light on "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
     

Keeping Connecticut Residents Healthy & Protecting Our Hospitals

Democrats stand united in the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. When a person is sick they should be able to see a doctor and get the prescription drugs they need. Democrats in the General Assembly will propose legislation to reduce prescription drug costs, guarantee access to health care, and get our premiums under control.

  • A Strong and Affordable Health Care System
  • Supporting our Community Hospitals
  • Protecting our Natural Resources
  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
     

Preserving Our Democracy

  • National Popular Vote
  • Equal Access to the Ballot Box
  • Increasing Participation Through Early Voting
     

To learn more about these proposals read our full agenda here.