Take the Pledge to Vote for Women's Economic Security

On November 8, 2022 the future of Connecticut is on the ballot. Voting is our opportunity to shape how our state will continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and work toward ending systemic racism, sexism and economic injustice.

By adding your name, you pledge to prioritize the needs of women and their families this election cycle by supporting candidates that are committed to passing policies to advance women’s economic security. Add your name and pledge to vote for candidates that support legislation to:

  1. Strengthen access to paid sick days: Connecticut was the first state in 2011 to require certain employers to provide paid sick days. Now our law is outdated and too many workers lack the time that they need. Without paid sick days, workers stay home and miss their paycheck or go to work and infect others. We urge candidates to support legislation that strengthens our existing paid sick days law to cover all workers, regardless of the size of their employer or their job title. Read more here.
  2. Enact a fair work week: Hourly workers too often have no voice in creating their schedules, which prevents them from accessing quality and affordable child care, attending doctor’s appointments, securing reliable transportation to and from work, or enrolling in school. We urge candidates to support legislation that provides fair and stable work schedules to hourly workers, who are disproportionately women and people of color. Read more here.

By adding your name, you also pledge to vote for candidates who will:

  • Close gender wage and wealth gaps
  • Expand access to HUSKY to all residents, regardless of age or immigration status
  • Increase investments in our state’s child care system so that all families can access the care that they need in the setting of their choice
  • Protect and increase access to abortion care
  • Oppose any efforts to weaken or rollback Connecticut’s paid family and medical leave program

Sign the pledge and use your vote this election to send a clear and urgent message: we demand our voices be heard to ensure economic security for all.