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February 2016 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

Connecticut Association for Community Action

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CAFCA Connections – February 16, 2016

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2016 Politics, Poverty and the Presidency Forum

The 2016 Politics, Poverty and the Presidency forum was held on January 21st and 22nd in Nashua, NH. The event was sponsored by the New England Community Action Partnership (NECAP), the Community Action Partnership, the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

NECAP president Amos Smith and NY Times Op-Ed columnist Charles M. Blow engaged in a moderated conversation around Community Action and the Black Lives Matter movement, the disappearing middle class and racial tensions, and the role of mainstream media in managing campaigns and candidates. Attendees also heard inspiring words from Lisa Robinson, a former client and current staff member of Community Teamwork in Massachusetts. Lisa spoke about her experience with Community Action and how it changed her life for the better, opening new doors and opportunities for her and her family…

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley attended and talked to the crowd about their plans to address issues like income and wealth inequality, the struggling economy, equal pay for women, and the cost of a college education, should they become president. Congressman Jim McGovern, surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, also spoke…

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National Events

2016 Mid-Winter Training Conference
February 22-26, 2016 in Alexandria, VA

2016 Legislative Conference
March 15-18 in Washington, DC

Regional Events

2015 Northern New England Conference
May 17-20 in Newry, ME


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