"COVID has shone a spotlight on the fact that women are the shock absorbers for society's crises."
-Fairfield County Forum Participant
Women’s voices have been heard! The data study results are in. Covid-19 has directly made an impact on women’s lives: their employment, pay, healthcare, mental health, safety, education, career, housing and food security.
You are invited to attend an important discussion and to learn the economic impact of Covid-19 on Connecticut women on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker, Tina Courpas, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut, will discuss the findings of the impact of the pandemic on significant issues in women’s lives. The PCSW was formed in 2016 as a continuation of the original state agency to provide expert research on key areas, carry out initiatives, and provide outreach in areas that are significant to women in Ct. PCSW is a “bipartisan organization with a non-partisan mandate, reflecting the broad diversity of Connecticut’s women.”
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that strives for an informed and engaged community. It specifically encourages active voter participation and works to increase understanding of government and major public policy issues. Working Moms of Wilton is a “virtual sisterhood”, online community of approximately 1,300 women, and source of important information for the working moms of Wilton.
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization open to all, not only encourages informed active participation in government, but also works to increase the understanding of major public policy issues.
Join the League of Women Voters Norwalk for their annual Meet & Greet. The 2021 topic is "Making Our Democracy Safe and Secure," featuring Myrna Perez.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Norwalk Public Library and followed by an audience Q&A.
Myrna Pérez is director of the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Elections Program, and leads the Program’s research, advocacy, and litigation work nationwide. An expert on voting rights and election administration, she is the author of several nationally recognized reports and articles. Her work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and MSNBC. She has testified before Congress and several state legislatures on a variety of voting rights related issues. She is a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School and has also served as an adjunct professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law.
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