Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



February 25, 2021

Senator McCrory Joins Black and Puerto Rican Caucus to Discuss 2021 Legislative Agenda Focuses

State Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) joined members of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus to discuss their focuses for the 2021 legislative session.

The caucus named several areas centered around equity and fairness that will guide their efforts during the legislative session: equity in housing, COVID-19 relief reform, education and education fairness, expansion on transportation especially for those with mass transportation needs, expansion of the police accountability bill, expanding voting rights, growing jobs and economic development, and environmental justice.

Sen. McCrory joined his Co-Chair of the Education Committee, Rep. Bobby Sanchez (D-New Britain), to discuss inequities in the education system, helping students who have experienced learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, building efforts on minority teacher recruitment, the education cost-sharing formula, and making sure teachers are prepared to support the social and emotional needs of students.

“As we know in Connecticut, we have one of the largest academic achievement gaps in the country and it has been that way for 30 years and this pandemic has highlighted that situation here in Connecticut,” said Sen. McCrory during the press conference.

To watch Sen. McCrory’s full remarks, click here.

Photo Caption: Sen. McCrory joins members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus to discuss minority teacher recruitment, inequities in the education system, and other education-related focuses of the caucus.