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STEM Act to aid tech students

Posted on July 14, 2014

NEW BRITAIN – New Britain High School students Alek Glogowski, 17, and Shamoon Yaghmor, 16, could be poster boys for the STEM Education Act (H.R.5031) passed Monday in the House of Representatives. Both students have been learning about design, engineering and construction in weekly ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) sessions hosted by the New Britain […]

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Esty: Congress is about public service

Posted on May 24, 2014

It is a strange time and place to be discussing heroin: 8:30 on a sunny spring Thursday morning, in the white marble expanse of Waterbury’s City Hall. The elegantly restored building looks a little out of place in the gritty little downtown, as if it has been teleported, with all its pilasters and balustrades, from the […]

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Elizabeth Esty’s Strong Record In Congress Shows She Stands Up For Our Schools

Posted on September 2, 2014

Esty campaign calls on Mark Greenberg to reject Republican budget that would slash education investments CHESHIRE, CT – Today, as students head back to school after the official end of summer, Elizabeth Esty recommits to standing up for strong investments in public education and calls on Mark Greenberg to do the same. As a volunteer […]

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Elizabeth Esty’s Statement on Labor Day

Posted on September 1, 2014

CHESHIRE, CT – Today, Elizabeth Esty released the following statement in honor of Labor Day. “On this Labor Day, as we spend time with family and friends, we reflect on the ideals of our great country: if you work hard and play by the rules, you will get ahead,” said Esty. “A strong middle class […]

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Retirees group backs Rep. Elizabeth Esty in Connecticut’s Fifth District race

Posted on August 29, 2014

NEW BRITAIN >> Incumbent U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty picked up the endorsement of the National Alliance for Retired Americans Thursday, the latest development in the increasingly high-profile Fifth District race. During an event at the offices of Council 4 office of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees here, retiree Bill Tyszka of […]

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Seniors Group Endorses Elizabeth Esty for Connecticut’s 5th District

Posted on August 28, 2014

National Alliance for Retired Americans applauds Esty’s leadership on protecting Social Security and Medicare from cuts in Congress NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, the National Alliance for Retired Americans announced their endorsement of Elizabeth Esty for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. The endorsement was announced at a celebration of Social Security’s 79th anniversary at the AFSCME […]

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Elizabeth Esty’s Campaign Launches First TV Ad

Posted on August 27, 2014

CHESHIRE, CT – Today, Elizabeth Esty’s campaign announced the launch of its first TV ad of the campaign cycle, “Tom.” The spot highlights Esty’s work helping Tom Campbell, a Danbury resident and former Marine who received a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. After months of not receiving his Social Security benefits and facing […]

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National Veterans Group Says Choice is Clear: Elizabeth Esty for CT 5th District

Posted on August 25, 2014

CHESHIRE, CT – Today, Elizabeth Esty proudly announced the endorsement of the nonpartisan pro-veterans group Veterans’ Vision. In their endorsement, Veterans’ Vision specifically highlighted Esty’s work advocating for Connecticut veterans. “Elizabeth Esty is a true champion for our American veterans. She has proven that she can make positive changes for the veterans of Connecticut, and […]

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Elizabeth Esty Accepts Connecticut Working Families Party Endorsement

Posted on August 21, 2014

CHESHIRE, CT – Today, Elizabeth Esty released the following statement after accepting the nomination of the Connecticut Working Families Party. Esty is running for reelection in the 5th Congressional District. “I’m honored to receive the support of the Working Families Party,” said Esty. “There’s so much at stake for working families this election. We need […]

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U.S. Rep. Esty meets with farmers across northwest Connecticut

Posted on August 15, 2014

Friday was not a typical work day for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, but it was productive nonetheless. Esty used the time to tour farms and meet with farmers throughout the state’s northwest corner in an effort to meet more of her constituents and as a nod to the importance of agriculture to the region. […]

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On Anniversary of Social Security, CT-5 Voters Deserve to Know Greenberg’s Plan

Posted on August 14, 2014

CHESHIRE, CT – On the 79th anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act, 5th District voters need to know the truth about Mark Greenberg’s plan to privatize Social Security and cut the benefits seniors have earned after lifetimes of hard work. “Connecticut seniors deserve to know about Mark Greenberg’s plan to privatize and slash Social […]

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Heroin Abuse Bill Establishes Federal Funding For Inpatient Care

Posted on August 4, 2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is cosponsoring legislation that would establish a federal grant program to fund inpatient treatment for heroin abuse. The bill is a response to a high rate of heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut and throughout the country that drew attention from local and national leaders this year. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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