YOUR VIEW: Make sure to re-elect Turco

Published on Monday, 12 October 2020 21:06
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By LIZA ANDREW

To the Editor:

State Rep. Gary Turco has been working hard to deliver results for Newington residents during his first two years in office and deserves to be re-elected on November 3rd.

He has championed progressive policies that support women and meet the needs of working families. From pay equity to increasing the minimum wage; from earned family and medical leave to limiting out-of-pocket healthcare costs, these are common-sense policies that ensure a productive workforce by giving workers peace of mind that our state policies support them.

Gary co-sponsored one of the country’s most meaningful Earned Family and Medical Leave laws. Workers in Connecticut will no longer have to make heart-wrenching decisions about taking time away from work to care for their families, be it a sick, aging parent or a newborn. They won’t have to worry about what happens if they unexpectedly become ill and need time to recover because an insurance fund will now be available to support them. Many people won’t plan to need this support, but we’ll all be grateful that it’s there if we do need it because a health crisis shouldn’t become a financial crisis.

Gary genuinely cares about his constituents, always reaching out to see what his fellow Newington residents need. He pours his heart into this job every day with integrity, determined to strengthen and uplift our community.

That’s why I’ll be voting for Gary Turco on November 3rd and I encourage you to do the same.

Liza Andrews

Newington



Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials, Letters on Monday, 12 October 2020 21:06. Updated: Monday, 12 October 2020 21:08.