Budget Impasse Continues! Please Call Now!
State budget negotiations continue, but we have no agreed budget yet. Until a budget is passed, we will be reaching out to you every Tuesday to ask you to raise your voice in support of funding for Housing and Homelessness Services! Connecticut has made great strides in ending homelessness for veterans and those with severe disabling conditions, but these gains are at risk of being reversed due to the on-going budget impasse at the State Capitol.
Please take two minutes to contact the House and Senate Caucus Leaders and Appropriations Chairs and let them know that you support Housing and Homelessness Services in Connecticut!
Below find the contact information for your legislators and a script you can use when you make the calls:
Hello, my name is _________ and I am a provider of homeless services. I’m calling to ask that you pass a budget that preserves the DOH Housing and Homelessness line item at $74M, the DMHAS Housing Supports and Services line item at $23M, and the Homeless Youth line item. DOH and DMHAS funds are critical to move people from homelessness to housing and keep them stably housed – saving lives and saving taxpayer dollars. DOH as a stand-alone Department has been critical to our work: please preserve DOH.
You can reach me at [your call back number].
Senator Martin Looney (D-President Pro Temp)
Senator Bob Duff (D-Senate Majority Leader)
Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (Speaker of the House)
Rep. Matt Ritter (House Majority Leader)
Senator Len Fasano (R-President Pro Temp)
Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Deputy President Pro Tempore)
Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Minority Leader)
Rep. Vincent Candelora (R-Deputy Minority Leader)
Senator Paul Formica (R-Co-Chair Appropriations)
Senator Cathy Osten (D-Co-Chair Appropriations)
Rep. Toni Walker (D-Co-Chair Appropriations)
Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R- Ranking Member Appropriations)