Connecticut Working Families is an independent political organization that stands up for hard working families across Connecticut — not Wall Street banks, lobbyists, and CEOs. We work to elect candidates that will be champions for our values.More
But our work doesn’t end on Election Day. We fight year-round to create an economy that works for everyone. We advocate for issues like raising the minimum wage, creating family friendly workplace policies like earned paid sick days, tackling the student debt crisis, ensuring every worker can retire with dignity, holding corporations accountable, and much more.
Familias Trabajadoras de Connecticut es una organización política independiente que defiende a todas las familias trabajadoras de Connecticut, en vez de defender a Wall Street, los bancos, los cabilderos y Presidentes Ejecutivos. Trabajamos para elegir a candidatos que van a ser campeones de nuestros valores.
Pero nuestro trabajo no termina el Día de las Elecciones. Luchamos todo el año para crear una economía que funcione para todos. Abogamos por temas como el aumento del salario mínimo, la creación de políticas en el trabajo que sean adecuadas para la familia, como por ejemplo el acceso a días de enfermedad, ponerle fin a la crisis por la deuda estudiantil, asegurarnos que todos los trabajadores puedan retirarse con dignidad, responsabilizar a las corporaciones y mucho más.
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Our economy isn't working for too many people, and it is even more difficult for women. For instance, women are far more likely to have the primary responsibility to care for children and elderly family members, yet far less likely to ... More
Via Huffington Post By Samantha Lachman WASHINGTON -- Working Families Party candidate Ed Gomes won a Connecticut state Senate special election Tuesday night, making him ... More
We just made history. Yesterday, voters in Bridgeport and Stratford elected Ed Gomes to the State Senate -- solely on the Working Families Party line. That makes Ed Gomes the first WFP candidate elected ... More
It's going to come down to the wire! We have just four more days until the Bridgeport special election for State Senate. We've been ... More
Via the Hartford Courant By Nicholas Rondinone Community activist Taylor Leake of Connecticut Working Families presented a "Don't Shoot" T-shirt to Cynthia Jennings, a member of ... More
by Hugh Bailey When Connecticut in 2011 passed its first-in-the-nation law requiring some companies to provide paid sick leave, it was accompanied by dire predictions from business groups about what it would mean for state companies and their ability to compete. But, like ... More
Since we endorsed Ed Gomes for the State Senate special election in the 23rd District, the Democratic party endorsed another candidate, and at least one other candidate has collected enough signatures ... More
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By Daniela Altimari and Christopher Keating HARTFORD — More than three years after Connecticut passed the nation's first state law mandating paid sick days, advocates are pressing for a sweeping expansion of the landmark legislation. "We were ... More
We've endorsed endorsed Edwin Gomes in the special election for the 23rd Senate District in Bridgeport! The election, which will be held on February 24th, will fill the Senate seat vacated ... More