Media Advisory: Press Conference In Support Of The Permanent Commission On The Status Of Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY
Press conference in support of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

WHAT:
Press conference to support the independence of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and other commissions for marginalized groups.

WHO: 
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), Working Families Party, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, All Our Kin, Patricia Russo (Yale Campaign School), and the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

WHEN:
May 11, 2016
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Connecticut State Capitol
Room 105
Hartford, CT 06106

WHY:
Disenfranchised groups have specific needs. The state of Connecticut has responded to this through the work of six commissions; the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission on Children, the Commission on Aging, the African-American Affairs Commission, the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission. Current budget proposals being considered by the House and Senate would see these commissions rolled into larger entities, with those concerned with women, children, and the elderly becoming the "Commission on Women, Children, and Family.” This move is regressive, in suggesting that women’s issues are more deeply intertwined with those of children than they are other adult populations. The same argument can be made in relation to the other groups represented by these commissions.

At the press conference, varied organizations will speak about the ways in which these commissions work separately to ensure the long-term success of these disparate groups in Connecticut.

For interviews or additional information please contact Sarah Croucher.

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.