Advocacy: Where We Stand

CAHS supports policies that move families from poverty to prosperity. By investing in basic needs, early care and education, financial education, asset building, work supports, job skills and training, universal health care, and equitable tax policy, Connecticut can build a vibrant workforce, a thriving economy, and strong families.

Connecticut must invest in human capital – our greatest resource. Over the next decade, Connecticut’s workplaces will change and innovate. We must prepare young and older working adults for the jobs that will make our state competitive. This requires us to prepare our youngest to be ready for school to learn, succeed, and enter the workforce.

Connecticut faces unprecedented fiscal challenges. We must respond to this financial crisis boldly and creatively. While efficiencies can be made through budget reductions, cutting our way out of the deficit is not only unrealistic, it will jeopardize the future of the state. Connecticut must make structural changes to our revenue stream so that it is adequate, sustainable, fair, and transparent.

Now is our time to commit to long-term investments in our economy and families. For more information, contact Elizabeth Fraser, Director of Policy, at efraser@cahs.org or 860-951-2212 x253.

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Virtual Meetings & Webinars

Recordings of virtual meetings on topics including COVID in Childcare and Public Health & Safety.

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Early Care & Education

CAHS works to increase Connecticut families’ access to quality early care and education.

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Family Economic Success

Helping Connecticut's working poor create their own pathway to financial success.

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Workforce Education

Leading families to self-sufficiency while providing business with the workforce it needs.

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Testimony

CAHS staff provide legislative testimony to advance our mission and policy initiatives.

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2019 Legislative Session

CAHS Policy Agenda