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Join Us for Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days

 

Upcoming Advocacy Activities and Opportunities
Join us for the 2014
Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days

YOU are the experts.
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and Partnership for Strong Communities are holding legislative Advocacy Days for eight regions from across the state. This is your chance as service providers and advocates to inform Connecticut’s lawmakers. 

The sessions will be:

  • Greater New Haven
  • Fairfield County
  • Greater Hartford
  • Middlesex County
  • New London County
  • Windham County
  • Bristol, Southington, Plainville, New Britain, Berlin
  • Waterbury and Litchfield County

The Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days will take place on March 5th and March 6th at Legislative Office Building (300 Capitol Avenue, Hungerford St, Hartford, CT). Over the next week, we will be scheduling a one hour time-slot in a reserved room at the Capitol with the legislators from your region to discuss our work to prevent and end homelessness across the state and the Opening Doors-CT Legislative Agenda.

We know that it is a challenge for many providers to get to Hartford to advocate – and we want to help create the structured opportunity that will allow you to get the most impact for your investment of time.

CCEH and the Partnership for Strong Communities will support your efforts by coordinating the Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days, tailoring regional factsheets and data, and providing the following tools:

  • An advocacy webinar planned for the last week of February designed to orient attendees with our 2014 Opening-Doors CT Legislative Recommendations and the logistics of our 2014 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days
  • Opening-Doors CT Legislative Recommendations
  • Key messages, supporting documents, and facts to help share your story
  • A PowerPoint Template to be used during Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days
  • Regional Legislative Fact Sheets
  • A template invitation for Legislators

How Can You Get Involved this Legislative Session?

The legislative session starts February 5th, 2014 with the release of the Governor’s budget. There are many opportunities to get involved in advocacy and efforts to end homelessness during the legislative session, including:

  • Attending the Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Days on March 5th and/or March 6th
  • Testifying or providing testimony for the Appropriations Hearings which take place in February (We will update you with specific hearing dates as soon as they become available)
  • Gathering testimonies and stories from your region that reflects the Opening-Doors CT Legislative Agenda
  • Setting up site visits with legislators
  • Engaging community leaders and citizens in discussion
  • Responding to ACTION ALERTS by emailing and calling your representatives

If you have any comments or questions regarding the Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days or would like to get involved with statewide advocacy, please email Sarah Fox at sfox@cceh.org or Nichole Guerra at nichole@pschousing.org.

 
 

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