No one should be forced to choose between the family they love, their own health, and the job they need to make ends meet. Join the Campaign for Paid Family Leave and help make paid leave a reality for all Connecticut workers!
A few ways to get involved:
1. Share your story! When you needed time to care for yourself or your family, did you have access to any form of paid leave? If so, what difference did that make? If not, what sorts of challenges did you face? Submit your experience to our Story Bank to help us make the case for paid leave.
2. Make your voice heard! Will paid leave help you, your family, or your business? Contact your State Senator and/or Representative to tell them why paid leave matters to you. Unsure of who represents you? Find out here. For guidance, check out our sample script below and visit our website for talking points and a sample script.
3. Check out our Community Action Toolkit for ways to raise awareness about the need for paid leave in your own community by hosting a house party, writing a letter to the editor, or speaking to your own town council or local government.
Contact Maddie Granato
GEWENDERLYN CANCER PATIENT CAUSE
She was diagnosed with breast cancer January 2015. Gwendolyn illness was very complicated and she is still in treatment. The medical expenses and copay has caused additional financial problems. She spent most of the time in the hospital trying to tolerate chemo she has had two surgeries removing both breast. Her former position was Medical billing Director. Her income reduced significantly. She has lost her car, home and have to move she is in need of shelter If, she does not receive help she will become another statistic of homelessness She is currently in treatment for another infection .Gwendolyn is on a wound Vac to heal the right breast. This has to be worn 24 hours a day and taking Hyperbaric chamber treatments for another eight weeks every day two hours a day. She has numerous doctors because of all of the complication and this has became very expensive. The infection cause pulmonary embolisms in both lungs, she is in treatment for this as well. She is the mother of six children. I am asking for your help to help her get through this trying time.
Join a study to learn if breast ultrasound can catch tumors earlier
Young African American women, ages 25 – 39, are at higher risk of advanced breast cancer and are likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive tumors than other women their age.