Jorge Cabrera

State Senator

Jorge Cabrera

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together to Solve Problems

March 3, 2021

Sen. Cabrera Releases Statement on First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s Visit to Meriden & the Swearing in of U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) released the following statement on First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s visit to Meriden. Cardona, who was most recently the state’s education commissioner, was a fourth-grade teacher, a principal and an assistant superintendent for Meriden Public Schools.

“This is a great moment for Connecticut as one of our own, Miguel Cardona, is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Education and returns with a fellow educator, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden,” said Sen. Cabrera. “The importance of having someone committed to improving the ways in which we approach education, equity and the best way forward amid a global health crisis cannot be overstated. It is encouraging to see this focus and determination to better our young people and support our educators from the First Lady to Education Secretary Cardona and throughout the Biden administration. Additionally, having a Latino in this position speaks volumes to Black and brown boys and girls that they are capable of achieving their loftiest dreams and aspirations, and most importantly, a pathway exists for them to do so as well.”