“Connecting amidst the chaos”
A MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ & JOSHUA MICHTOM
These are challenging times. Hartford now has 663 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 55 untimely deaths and that number will obviously grow after today. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those we have lost.
Without a doubt our daily lives have changed, but one thing that remains constant is our focus on staying connected! Which is why we would like to keep you informed on the most timely news impacting our community.
There are a number of important announcements and resources that we would like to share with you below:
Gov. Lamont issued an Executive Order to help renters. This wouldn’t happen without Councilman Josh Michtom organizing support from other elected officials who helped advocate for the passage of this legislation.
To learn more about our newest page, click here! We’ve received questions on policies passed at the city, state and federal level during COVID-19 and how it impacts you directly!
Can you give during this time of need? Venmo @Mutualaidhartford and/or donate to Foodshare who strongly welcome assistance to help our most vulnerable Hartford residents. For additional local listings, click here.
IN THE NEWS
PARKING RESOLUTION: During COVID-19
We introduced (City Council unanimously passed) legislation to help ease the burden on Hartford residents, particularly those who live in high density apartments, needing additional access to residential parking. If you can’t find parking? Below is the list of “Blue Light Lots” available for residents.
All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots are also available here: http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP
SOCIAL MEDIA LIVESTREAMS
This month we went live on both Facebook and Instagram to give updates on what we have been working on and to answer community questions. Let us know what you think! Should we go live more often? Email Madyson.Frame@hartford.gov to let us know!
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING UNION WORKERS
We introduced a second successful resolution, in support of the cleaning workers from Nassau Reinsurance Group that were recently notified that they would be replaced with a non-union contractor. Our resolution stood in favor of the workers, members of 32BJ, and took a stance against any good jobs in our city being replaced with poverty-level jobs.
Always serving you,
-Wildaliz “Wiz” Bermudez & Josh Michtom
Working Families Party (WFP)
Hartford City Council