Isn’t it long past time that we had legislators with some real classroom experience to oversee the state’s vast educational programs? Not only is this our #1 statewide expenditure, it is also the most important mandate any government has to perform – effectively preparing all of our children for a fruitful, happy and prosperous life.
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Carla understands that a strong state economy is directly dependent on an efficient and accessible transportation system. That means the trains must be reliable and fast, that our roads and bridges must be maintained and upgraded, and that the dreadful “parking lot” traffic problem along our southern corridor must be alleviated.
Connecticut needs an aggressive COVID-19 Workforce Relief Package that specifically supports and protects our workforce – including undocumented workers.
We do far too little to promote Connecticut Tourism. Our great coastal and agricultural destinations should be attracting many more out-of-state visitors – all of whom would painlessly fund both our economy and increase our tax revenues.
CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS
Unlike her opponent, Carla wholeheartedly supports the Black Lives Matter movement and she is committed to doing everything possible to recognize, publicize and then address the systemic problems that have plagued our country and our state for hundreds of years.
Connecticut must introduce sound business practices into all state governmental procedures to ensure that our precious tax dollars are spent efficiently – providing the largest possible return on investment. The other side of that coin must be an aggressive campaign against governmental waste, overspending and duplication of effort.
Why is it so hard for us to admit that we have only ONE Earth and that WE need to protect and preserve it? Over the past three years, the Trump administration has rolled back many of our environmentalist’s most hard-worn victories.
Carla advocates that, whenever possible, Connecticut should enact legislation to “plug the holes” caused by Big Businesses’ greedy rollback and by Washington’s mindlessly unscientific disdain for these important protections.