- Went to A.I. Prince Technical High
- Went to Opportunity High School
Close to a hundred people gathered in a conference room on Sunday April 7 2019 to discuss Democratic Socialist politics and their visions for Connecticut’s future.
The Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, met at the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England on Whitney Avenue for their monthly general assembly meeting.
Becky Simonsen, a member of the chapter’s steering committee, told attendees. “The strength of our organization relies on our size, our unity and our ability to influence public policy and to exert power in whatever campaign we’re running.”
Attendees discussed “Fight for 15,” which describes the legislative effort to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the state. Connecticut’s current hourly minimum wage is $10.10 — almost $3 more than the national figure. A bill regarding an increase in minimum wage to $15 — a figure widely cited by progressive activists throughout the country — has already passed the Connecticut General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee. The resolution is awaiting a hearing date before the entire General Assembly votes on it.
The proposal for a higher minimum wage reflects the group’s values and hopes for an “end to austerity and class inequality, end to patriarchy and end to white supremacy,” said Puya Gerami, another member of the steering committee.
$15 minimum wage activists
Sarah Ganong May 17 2019:·
Standing for AD 49
In 2019 Kevin Burgos stood from AD 49 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.
As a young adult with progressive values I believe that the best path forward is going for policies such as Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, getting money out of politics and a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.
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