Connecticut Voices For Children

Our Mission

We promote the well-being of all of Connecticut’s children and families by identifying and advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies.

All Connecticut children can reach their full potential when we embrace diverse identities and remove barriers to well-being.

Our Priorities
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Thriving Children & Families

Children do well when families do well. Connecticut Voices advocates for solutions that build healthy children and families, such as integrated community health services, prevention-focused programs, and the elimination of policies and practices that unjustly punish Black and Brown children and families.

Educational Excellence

All children in Connecticut deserve access to a high-quality education that supports their development from birth through college and career. Connecticut Voices supports educational policies and practices that reduce the predictability of student outcomes based on race and other demographics.

Fiscal Policy & Economic Inclusion

Budgets are a clear reflection of what and who we value as a state. Connecticut Voices identifies investments in children as the primary budget priority but we also advocate for a fair and adequate tax system that supports state budget investments in the well-being of families and promotes inclusive growth within our state’s economy.

Advancing Equity & Opportunity

Connecticut Voices identifies children and families most at risk and advocates for research-based policies that advance equity and opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, geography, or family structure.

Connecticut Voices for Children Report - January 15, 2020

Reforming Connecticut's Tax System: A Program to Strengthen Working- and Middle-Class Families

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report that examined the state’s income and wealth inequality and the state’s regressive tax system that exacerbates these inequalities.  For at least the last 75 years, Connecticut has violated the first principle of taxation by disproportionately taxing its working- and middle-class residents. In response to these findings, Voices has developed a set of recommendations that focus on tax fairness. Designed to be ‘revenue neutral,’ the proactive recommendations seek to reverse the state’s regressive and inequitable tax system and, if implemented with urgency, will ensure the health of our state economy for years to come.

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CT Voices partners with The Narrative Project, a communications consultancy. Press inquiries on this report should be directed to The Narrative Project via email at media@narrative-project.com or telephone at 203-913-5008

Connecticut Voices for Children Report - January 7, 2020

Advancing Health Equity for Connecticut’s Children and Families through Health Systems Transformation

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘Advancing Health Equity for Connecticut’s Children and Families Through Health Systems Transformation’ that reveals health reform efforts have the potential to improve health equity dramatically, yet evaluations of early models suggest a risk that reforms may widen racial and ethnic disparities in health unless equity is thoughtfully and measurably embedded. Changing our systems to mitigate the impacts of racism and the disproportionate burdens faced by children of color—such as higher rates of economic hardship and increased exposure to traumatic events—can have lifelong impacts that reach across all aspects of our society.  The report includes a series of proposals to center health equity in health system transformation.

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CT Voices partners with The Narrative Project, a communications consultancy. Press inquiries on this report should be directed to The Narrative Project via email at media@narrative-project.com or telephone at 203-913-5008

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"Citing the most recent numbers provided by the Department of Revenue Services, O’Brien said the wealthiest pay an average tax rate of 7.4 % in combined state and local taxes, while the least wealthy pay 23.6 %." ow.ly/LwrH50y2aNx

About 3 days ago from CT Voices for Children's Twitter via Hootsuite Inc.