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Rep. McCarty to Receive Award for Leadership Against Domestic Violence in Connecticut

Posted on September 21, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) has officially marked 2018 as the Year of the Woman. As such, they are extending honor and gratitude to women who have made a positive difference in their work to assist survivors of domestic Violence in the state. State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38), who was nominated by “Safe Futures,” has been selected as one of these honorees and will receive a 2018 First 100 Plus leadership award for her efforts in the domestic violence awareness movement that is working to improve the lives of survivors.

According to the CCADV, domestic violence shelters in Connecticut are operating at 123% capacity with over 50% of the 1,000 children residing there annually being six years of age or younger.

“Organizations like Safe Futures, which work to save lives by protecting the privacy and safety of domestic violence victims, are indispensable in our community,” said Rep. McCarty, who co-sponsored Public Act 17-31, which, as of October 2017, strengthened domestic violence laws by increasing penalties and broadening definitions of violent acts that cause physical, emotional and mental harm. “As a state representative it is my privilege to support and advocate for legislation that protects individuals from all forms of domestic violence. I will continue to support efforts that work to eliminate domestic violence through crisis intervention, support groups and education programs. Knowing how much of a struggle – and how much suffering – families working to rebuild lives shattered by domestic violence or sexual assault go through, it is critical to enact legislation and support domestic violence programs that seek to eliminate violence in our community.”

Rep. McCarty will receive this recognition at the CCADV’s 8th Annual First 100 Plus Breakfast & Awards Ceremony on November 9th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. All funds raised through the ceremony will be utilized to support comprehensive responses, public awareness efforts and the services necessary to meet the complex needs of survivors and their children.

Successful Women Making a Difference

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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For the second year, the UConn Department of Women and Philanthropy is hosting a free program for the public called Successful Women Making a Difference. This event consists of a panel discussion and networking opportunities with strong and successful women in the region who will share their stories, contributions, and ideas about success.

When: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: UConn Avery Point Auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton

Fran Pastore, CEO of the Women’s Development Council, will serve as the keynote speaker while Susette Tibus, Owner of Simply Majestic Jewelry in Mystic, will be the moderator. Panelists include:

Please RSVP by September 21st here. If you require an accommodation to participate or have any dietary needs, please specify this in your RSVP. For questions, please contact Marcy Jarzabek via email or at (860) 486-3905.

Rep. McCarty Celebrates Connecticut’s Maritime Heritage

Posted on September 7, 2018 by admin


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NEW LONDON – State, local and military officials gathered yesterday at Fort Trumbull for the 2018 Annual Maritime Heritage Festival‘s official Welcoming Ceremony. State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), a former Civil Air Patrol pilot and member of the Legislature’s Tourism Caucus, attended to show her support for Southeastern Connecticut’s shoreline economy, spirit of innovation and history.

This event, which runs from September 5th to September 9th, allows partners from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to come together and work as partners for the city of New London and Southeastern Connecticut region.

(L to R) Sen Paul Formica, Chairman of the CT Maritime Heritage Festival Chairman John Johnston, Rep. McCarty, CT Maritime Heritage Festival Honorary Co-Chair Scott Bates and Waterford First Selectman Dan Steward.

Rep. McCarty Tours the USS Lassen at Fort Trumbull in New London.

Rep. McCarty with the on-duty pilots of the USS Lassen.

Festival events include:

  • Unique tours aboard a fleet of boats including U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships, merchant marine vessels, and historic schooners
  • A U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue demonstration
  • A Music on the Pier main stage Americana concert
  • A “Swingin’ on the Pier” dance party
  • A “Meet the Crew” party
  • A parade of ships
  • The Morgan Cup Yacht Race
  • A Maritime Career Opportunity Expo
  • A burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed reenactors
  • The 6th annual “Chowder Challenge.”

Rep. McCarty also joined a tour of the USS Lassen, U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer that was docked at Fort Trumbull for the festival, and met with officers on board. The Lassen is named for Medal of Honor recipient Commander Clyde Everett Lassen and is the 32nd vessel in the class.