Connecticut has the 18th largest Latino and Hispanic population in the United States and the 15th largest Latino statewide eligible voter population, according to Pew Research Center. The successes, concerns and struggles of the state’s Latino and Hispanic residents are vital for Connecticut to reach its growth and development potential.
Our state budget still has a deficit gap in the billions of dollars and conversations about how to fix the economic dilemma continue. Every day, the news delivers another “solution” from a different individual claiming to have found the path Connecticut should take toward economic security. Unfortunately, no one has found the yellow brick road to success in our state quite yet. That’s because it’s going to take inclusion and contributions from all of Connecticut’s residents to build the road we need.
AARP Connecticut’s priority is helping all of our state residents age 50+ be the very best they can be. That includes a focus on critical issues our current elected officials are considering, as well as an emphasis to ensure candidates seeking office in 2018 discuss important issues facing our residents and then holding them accountable when elected.
AARP is on the frontline advocating around issues such as Social Security, family caregiving services and supports, financial security (retirement), protection against unfair utility rate increases, safe driving programs, how to guard against fraud and many more.
AARP Connecticut will continue to team up with diverse organizations and media outlets around the state – including Latino and Hispanic specific ones – to give everyone a voice and provide information relevant to them. This is a must for us to have a positive impact on the causes and concerns of the Latinos and Hispanics who call Connecticut home.
We want to be a part of your community and welcome any suggestions, feedback and invitations to participate in organized events we may not be aware of quite yet. If you are interested in bringing free AARP programs to your community or are interested in becoming an AARP volunteer, please contact us. We can also be reached via email in Spanish or English.
You can help in a variety of ways, such as:
- Become a volunteer
- Become an advocate
- Sign up to become an AARP activist, and you’ll receive e-newsletters, email action alerts on the issues you care about, and the latest news from the General Assembly, Congress and the White House.
Stay informed and join the conversation:
- Get the latest local news and information from AARP at aarp.org/ct and www.aarp.org/espanolCT
- Facebook: AARPCT
- Twitter: @AARPCT
Nora Duncan is the state director for AARP Connecticut.