Elizabeth in the News

Mark Greenberg: Just Another Tea Party Politician Rolling Back the Clock on Women’s Health

Posted on September 16, 2014

Connecticut women deserve to know about Mark Greenberg’s extreme views on women’s health that are so far outside of the mainstream. Greenberg actually said publicly that women who are pro-choice are ‘pro-death.’ He even called the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision a ‘good thing.’ A woman’s healthcare decisions should be made by the woman, her family, and her doctor—not by her boss and not by politicians like Mark Greenberg.

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Elizabeth Esty Calls on Mark Greenberg to Support Domestic Violence Prevention Legislation

Posted on September 15, 2014

This dangerous loophole in our current national gun laws leaves too many victims of domestic violence in harms way. Twenty years ago, Republicans and Democrats came together to pass the Violence Against Women Act. Now, it’s time for Congress to close this loophole in our gun laws. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue. We can respect the 2nd Amendment rights of lawful gun owners and save lives by passing the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act. I call on Mark Greenberg to let Connecticut families know where he stands.

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Feds Fund River Project in Waterbury

Posted on September 14, 2014

The city will receive a $14.4 million federal grant to fund the downtown portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway and other projects aimed at sparking economic development through improved transportation and access to the river. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said the plan links multiple forms of transportation, from trains to bicycles to the Hartford busway, which will offer service to and from Waterbury every 30 minutes.

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Elizabeth Esty Launches Second TV Ad: “Coming Home”

Posted on September 12, 2014

Today, Elizabeth Esty’s campaign announced the launch of its second TV ad of the campaign cycle, “Coming Home.”

The spot features Lt. Colonel Michael Zacchea, a Brookfield resident and retired Marine who received a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. He talks about the challenges of coming home from war and the work Elizabeth has done to support veterans and their families.

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Letter to the Editor: Esty fights for Connecticut’s college students

Posted on September 6, 2014

I am supporting U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th, for reelection this November because she fights for Connecticut’s college students, including myself, in the House of Representatives. Due to the rising costs of higher education, I, like most American teens, took out loans to help pay for school. In Congress, Elizabeth fights to reduce interest rates […]

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U.S. Education Department provides $3.1 million for Newtown schools

Posted on September 6, 2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Connecticut Democrat whose district includes Newtown, said more than $15 million has been received from the Departments of Education and Justice. She called it an “unprecedented national response.

“The long-term needs are serious and real,” she said.

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