Women’s Policy Day
Tuesday, November 27th
8:30am – 1:00pm
Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
Thank you to all attendees for making this a wonderful day. To see our photo album click here. Remember to mark your calendar for Women’s Day at the Capitol – March 13, 2013.
Are you looking for Vicki Veltri’s Powerpoint presentation about the Affordable Care Act? Download it here.
Join us for a day dedicated to informing and motivating women to engage in the legislative process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the process and the tools needed to be leaders on policy changes impacting women.
The day will include opportunities to:
- Find out what women need to know about the impact of the federal Affordable Care Act on women’s health. Featuring Raising Women’s Voices, a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the new health reform law into action.
- Hear about women’s policy from a panel of female lawmakers serving in the CT General Assembly.
- Learn the basics of how the CT General Assembly works and join an interactive session on the public hearing process where you’ll learn tips for how to testify on a bill.
Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration not required. Light refreshments will be served.
Women and Leadership Facts:
Women make up 51% of Connecticut’s population, but hold only 29% of the seats in the CT General Assembly.
Women comprise 50% of Connecticut’s Constitutional officers.
As of November 2011, women were the top official in 34.5% of select top government appointments.
In 2009, women comprised only 25% of municipal governing bodies and made up 38.5% of State boards and commissions.
Women of color are under-represented on Connecticut Boards and Commissions. In 2009, only 4.1% of appointees were African American women and only 1.4% of appointees were Latinas.
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