Weekly News - July 9, 2018

THIS WEEK! Join Us at the Southington House Party!

We're counting down the minutes to the Alliance House Party Fundraising Event on Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. in Southington! Will we see you there? There's still time to RSVP. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the door. Invite a friend! If you can't attend, but would like to support the Alliance's efforts to stand for Connecticut's young children, you can click HERE.

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Weekly News - July 2, 2018

SNAP UPDATE

Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill (which includes SNAP) with a bi-partisan vote of 86-11. Both CT senators voted in favor of the Farm Bill. Many harmful amendments were filed for the bill, but ultimately, only one amendment came up for a vote and was tabled, essentially rejecting the amendment. Both Senators Blumenthal and Murphy voted in favor of tabling the amendment as well. The Senate bill protects SNAP benefit levels and eligibility. The U.S. House bill, which passed the week prior in a more partisan fashion, seeks to put stricter work requirements in place. The next step is a conference negotiation for the House and Senate-passed versions of the bills. More information will be coming out regarding conference negotiations and what we can do to get more of the Senate version represented, but for now, please take the time to thank Senators Blumenthal and Murphy. Thank them for supporting the Farm Bill and for voting to reject the amendment to the bill. 

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Weekly News - June 11, 2018

Continuing Education Scholarships Available

If you're an early childhood educator looking to further your education, the CT Office of Early Childhood has its scholarship registration open at this time. The OEC is tentatively covering requests to March 1, 2019. More information is available through the CT OEC Early Childhood Professional Registry. You must have a registry account to apply. More information is available at "Scholarship At-A-Glance."

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