April Newsletter

“Connecting amidst the chaos”

A MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ & JOSHUA MICHTOM

Dear friends, 

These are challenging times. Hartford now has 663 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 55 untimely deaths and that number will obviously grow after today. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those we have lost. 

Without a doubt our daily lives have changed, but one thing that remains constant is   our focus on staying connected! Which is why we would like to keep you informed on the most timely news impacting our community. 

There are a number of important announcements and resources that we would like to share with you below:


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

STOP ON EVICTIONS

Gov. Lamont issued an Executive Order to help renters. This wouldn’t happen without Councilman Josh Michtom  organizing support from other elected officials who helped advocate for the passage of this legislation.


COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

To learn more about our newest page, click here! We’ve received questions on policies passed at the city, state and federal level during COVID-19 and how it impacts you directly!


RESOURCES IN HARTFORD: we’ve compiled a list of available resources for you! 

HOW TO HELP!

Can you give during this time of need?  Venmo @Mutualaidhartford and/or donate to Foodshare who strongly welcome assistance to help our most vulnerable Hartford residents. For additional local listings, click here


IN THE NEWS

PARKING RESOLUTION: During COVID-19

We introduced (City Council unanimously passed) legislation to help ease the burden on Hartford residents, particularly those who live in high density apartments, needing additional access to residential parking. If you can’t find parking? Below is the list of “Blue Light Lots” available for residents.

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots are also available here: http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP   


SOCIAL MEDIA LIVESTREAMS

This month we went live on both Facebook and Instagram to give updates on what we have been working on and to answer community questions. Let us know what you think! Should we go live more often? Email Madyson.Frame@hartford.gov to let us know!

Or participate in our poll on Instagram: @wildalizbermudez and @rsgat or on Facebook: Wildaliz Bermudez and Josh Michtom

Watch our Live Interviews: CTEnvivo & Boceto Media (en español)


RESOLUTION SUPPORTING UNION WORKERS

We introduced a second successful resolution, in support of the cleaning workers from Nassau Reinsurance Group that were recently notified that they would be replaced with a non-union contractor. Our resolution stood in favor of the workers, members of 32BJ, and took a stance against any good jobs in our city being replaced with poverty-level jobs.

Always serving you, 

-Wildaliz “Wiz” Bermudez & Josh Michtom 

Working Families Party (WFP)

Hartford City Council

FEBRUARY/MARCH NEWSLETTER

“Working hard for stability, safety and health”

 A MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ & JOSH MICHTOM

Dear Hartford Community, 

It has been a busy couple of weeks! During this time, we’ve organized state elected officials to introduce state legislation to prevent Connecticut tenants from being evicted due to the Coronavirus. We’ve been your vocal advocates calling for a transparent process in Hartford’s Police Chief appointment, provided testimony at the state capitol to support our working class residents and we received calls of families arriving from Puerto Rico due to earthquakes.

We are committed to strengthening our City by actively collaborating with all of you!

There are a number of important announcements below, that we’d like to share with you including information on the: 

  • Postponement of our Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00pm, Community Listening Session due to public health precautions
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) information

In solidarity, 

-Wildaliz Bermudez “Wiz” & Josh Michtom

Hartford Working Family Party (WFP)

City Councilmembers

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The City of Hartford has issued the following regarding COVOID-19

CITY OF HARTFORD HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

  • Congressman John Larson is having a Teleconference on March 12th, 7PM EST, with information on COVID-19. Dial: 855.962.0972 to join the call (no passcode needed)
  • Councilman Josh Michtom is heading an effort organizing state elected officials to introduce state legislation to prevent CT tenants from being evicted due to COVID-19. 

READ MORE ON PAGE 2

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

FIRST MONTH ON THE JOB AS CITY COUNCIL (A LOOK AT HARTFORD)

A MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILDALIZ BERMUDEZ AND JOSH MICHTOM

Dear Hartford Community,

It’s been one month since we were sworn in as Hartford City Council members. Here’s a look at what we’ve done and what we’re interested in doing.

So far, there have been two Council meetings, at which, among other things, we selected the committees we’ll sit on. We rolled out the Hartford Families Facing Deportation Fund (FFDF), becoming the first in our state to create special assistance for the entire family of someone facing ICE enforcement. We submitted legislation calling for community input in the appointment process for Hartford’s next Police Chief and met with CT Emerge to implement a work program in Hartford for those who have experienced incarceration and homelessness. 

We have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to serving you so that we can ensure all our residents can thrive, no matter where they live. 

We are committed to transparent communication and need your help to get there. Pleas be on the lookout this month as we welcome your input on a survey we are preparing to help guide us on what your top concerns and suggestions are for our city.

In solidarity, 

Wildaliz Bermudez “Wiz” & Josh Michtom

Hartford Working Family Party (WFP) 

City Council members

IN THE NEWS…

Requesting Open Process for Selection of Hartford Police Chief

(Photos by Jon Olson-special to the Courant) (Jonathan Olson / Special to the Courant)

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Funding Needed NOW for our Transportation System

CLICK HERE TO WATCH – 3:05 WILDALIZ SPEAKS ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES IN HARTFORD.

Council of the Whole Meeting

Minority Leader Position

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