Housing Disparities, Income Inequality Among Topics of Latino Legislative Summit at CT Capitol

Lau Guzmán, Record-Journal


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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, the Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, the Hispanic Federation and other Latino advocacy groups and students from Bulkeley High School gathered for the 10th Annual Connecticut Latino Legislative Summit on April 23 at the State Capitol. 

They chose to talk about pressing issues that affect the Latino community, such as housing, income, voting rights, language access and representation among elected officials.

“We all experience the same issues. There’s a lack of affordable housing, there’s a lack of health care, there’s a lack of quality childhood education. There’s a lack of jobs,” said Sen. Patricia Miller, D-Stamford. “So we stand here as the Black and Puerto Rican caucus; we’re here to fight for you.” 

As the chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, she said that her priority was to make sure that policies submitted to the General Assembly are centered on social equity and do not have a negative impact. 

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