THE REVOLUTION IS NOW!
HARTFORD CITY COUNCIL BUDGET HEARING: WHAT HAPPENED?
Here’s what happened when Hartford City Council had to vote on Mayor Luke Bronin’s proposed budget for the City of Hartford during June of 2020. This is a re-cap, by City Councilor Bermudez, Working Families Party Council member- on the Top 7 Budget Items that were egregious, yet actually did occur while approving a new city budget (for Fiscal Year 2021).
JUNETEENTH PROTEST: BUSHNELL PARK
On Friday, June 19th, a team of 10 young individuals from Hartford and Hartford County, Black America Undivided, put together a powerfully massive march. With speakers, performances and tables with information from voting registration to black owned businesses in the state.
This group also met with the mayor on Monday, June 22nd to go through their list of demands for the city of Hartford and statewide.
Prior to the BAU (Black America Undivided) meeting, another group, Black Lives Matter 860 also met with the mayor to discuss steps to take to restore and uplift the black community of Hartford.
Below is a list of free COVID-19 testing sights. For these sights you DO NOT need to have any symptoms or be from a specific area of the state. They are free to everyone.
HARTFORD HEALTHCARE – 560 HUDSON STREET, DAILY (8am to 4pm) – CALL 860-972-8100
SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL – 1000 Asylum Avenue – Monday to Saturday starting at 9am – CALL 888-786-2790
CVS PHARMACY – 479 BLUE HILLS AVENUE – 150 WASHINGTON STREET – Visit CVS.com to make an appointment – Drive Through Only – Call 311 for a ride once appointment is confirmed
CHARTER OAK HEALTH CENTER – 21 GRAND STREET – MONDAY – FRIDAY (8:30am to 5:00pm) – CALL 860-550-7500
INTERCOMMUNITY, INC. – 16 COVENTRY STREET – MONDAY – FRIDAY (1pm – 3pm) – CALL 860-569-5900 – NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED/WALK UP & DRIVE THROUGH
WHEELER CLINIC HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER – 43/49 WOODLAND STREET – CALL 860-793-3500
COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES – FOR CURRENT CHS PATIENTS ONLY – 500 ALBANY AVENUE – MONDAY – THURSDAY (8:30am – 4:30pm) – FRIDAY (9:30am – 4:30pm) – CALL 860-249-9625 – APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
FAMILIES FACING DEPORTATION FUND: FFDF
WHAT IS IT?
First established in 2020, the Families Facing Deportation Fund (FFDF) is a small amount of money set aside by the city to help Hartford residents that are going through deportation cases meet their financial needs.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR ASSISTANCE?
- individuals with a final deportation order from an immigration judge or board of immigration appeals and their families
- people who are in immigration detention and their families
- people with open immigration cases but no work permit
WHAT CAN THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
Court & Application Fees, Legal Representation/Attorney’s Fee, Rent or Housing, Food, Utilities, Transportation to court or important appointments, Child Care and Medical Needs
WILL THIS PROGRAM CONTINUE?
Yes! But we need your help. The funds set aside for the budget for the first year were all allocated in less than 2 months. We need the Hartford community to show up and advocate to their city government in support of continuing and expanding the Families Facing Deportation Fund.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Contact Hartford Deportation Defense at HartfordFFDF@gmail.com or The Office of Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez at Renato.MuguerzaCalle@hartford.gov
HARTFORD REOPENING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
On May 20, 2020 the City of Hartford began to reopen to the public. For the first couple of weeks; restaurants, retail offices, museums, zoos and outdoor recreation spaces will be able to open as long as the follow specific rules. What are these specific rules?
The state of Connecticut reopening is set for 3 phases. Phase one, is opening all restaurants, non-essential retail offices, museums, zoos and outdoor recreation spaces such as parks.
Then June 1st, which is still part of phase one, will be the re-opening of barbershops and solans.
Phase two, which is happening around the end of June; will open up gyms, sports clubs, outdoor art and entertainment spaces with a cut off of 50 people per space, amusement parks, theaters, bowling alleys, pools, zoos and more. This includes the inside dining of restaurants but not their bars.
The final phase, phase three, will be the re-opening of bars, indoor event spaces, indoor amusement parks, arcades and outdoor events with a capacity no more than 100 people.
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-Wildaliz “Wiz” Bermudez & Josh Michtom
Hartford City Council members
Working Family Party (WFP)