Legislative Advocacy

Dear CAG members,
We listened when you told us in your October survey responses that requesting proper academic services for gifted and talented was the most important priority for the majority of you.

Following the survey, and in coordination with the Gifted & Talented Representative at the Ct. Dept. of Education, CAG will support Raised Bill S.B. 911, which has been entered into the legislative pipeline for the current session. The Bill had its first Public Hearing on March 1st in Hartford. Click to read the full text of Raised Bill S.B. 911. Here are four amendments that CAG proposed to the Bill:

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO KEEP SENDING LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR RAISED BILL 911, with amendments

Click to read the full text of Raised Bill S.B.911, introduced by the Education Committee.

PLEASE TAKE 15 MINUTES AND SEND A LETTER AND/OR MAKE A PHONE CALL TO YOUR LEGISLATOR(S).

Two letter templates and a phone call script you may want to use have been provided for your convenience.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW:

1. Find your legislator: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp

2. If your legislator is a member of the Education Committee, proceed to 3), using Sample letter 1. If your legislator is NOT a member of the Education Committee, proceed to 3) using Sample letter 2 (your letter will go to tri-chairs of the Ed Committee. Use all these email addresses to email your tri-chair letter: andrew.fleischmann@cga.ct.gov; Slossberg@senatedems.ct.gov; toni.boucher@ctsenaterepublicans.com; leslie.navarrete@cga.ct.gov ; Alexander.Genovesi@cga.ct.gov; Alexander.Romanowicz@cga.ct.gov)

3. Write a letter: Click links for sample letters, ready to be customized. Sample letter 1. Sample letter 2.

4. Email the letter (the email address will appear when you click on the legislator's "name/contact" information once you find your local rep following the "find your legislator" link given in 1) above

5. Ideally, follow up with a phone call: Phone call script.

If you have any questions, write to: Bianka Kortlan-Cox, VP Legislation and Public Policy, bkortlancox@ctgifted.org.

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