April Newsletter

“Connecting amidst the chaos”

A MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ & JOSHUA MICHTOM

Dear friends, 

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:


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

STOP ON EVICTIONS

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.


COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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!


RESOURCES IN HARTFORD: we’ve compiled a list of available resources for you! 

HOW TO HELP!

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!

Or participate in our poll on Instagram: @wildalizbermudez and @rsgat or on Facebook: Wildaliz Bermudez and Josh Michtom

Watch our Live Interviews: CTEnvivo & Boceto Media (en español)


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

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