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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Today is the first day of the legislative session. Our first priority: passing a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program! Nearly everyone will need to take an extended leave from work at some point in their life, whether it is ... More
Over the last year, we heard from folks across the state whose lives were thrown into turmoil when they could not take time off when they got sick or had to care for a family member. We heard from Mimi who ... More
By Daniella Altimari Via the Hartford Courant Hillary Clinton has won the support of much of Connecticut's Democratic establishment, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. But several prominent progressives in the state legislature ... More
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Today, the Working Families Party announced its endorsement for Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary for President.The announcement marks the first-ever national endorsement for the Working Families Party. ... More
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The polls are open! Today is the first day of our national membership vote to help decide: Who should the Working Families Party endorse in the Democratic Presidential Primary? Who gets your vote? Click on your candidate below. ... More
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UPDATE: Great news! After floating a proposal to end Connecticut's landmark publicly financed elections program, today Democratic leadership in both houses has backed off. After hearing from so many advocates, voters, and fellow legislators, the leadership decided it wasn't worth the political ... More
By Kerri Provost via Real Hartford Hartford’s Democratic Town Committee endorsed exactly zero women in 2011. That Cynthia Jennings served on City Council beginning in 2012 was thanks to ... More