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Paraeducator Council Blog Mar 03, 2023
Para Fight Continues!
by Drew Stoner

This month we were very busy getting ready for this fight, preparing for the public hearing, filming a video series for legislators and hosting webinars for members to learn more about the legislative process. 

Myself, Jen McLarney, the President of the Tolland Para Chapter and Missy Cole, the President of the Danbury Para Chapter participated in hour long interviews with a film crew where they talked about their experiences as a para, the obstacles they face and the changes that we need to make in order to lift up the work paras do and ensure that chronic vacancies are filled. Throughout the next few weeks we will work with the film crew to edit down these hours of video to short 2 minute videos to be shared with legislators and posted on social media. Once these videos are finalized we will share them with you all, please help us spread the word by then sharing these videos widely in your networks. 

On February 15th and February 28th, CSEA joined our other para coalition unions (AFT CT, MEUI, UAW Region 9A, and AFSCME Council 4) for virtual webinars to discuss what to expect over the next few months and how to prepare testimony for the upcoming public hearing. Once again, we still do not have a date for the public hearing, but once the date is announced we will let you know!

Cynthia Ross-Zweig
Para Council President

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