AFSCME Local 704

Take Action on the State Budget


The Connecticut General Assembly reconvenes Oct. 3 to consider overriding Gov. Malloy's veto of the toxic Republican budget.

Click here to send a message to your legislators to vote "NO" on the GOP budget and "NO" on the veto override.

Background:

Nearly two weeks ago, Connecticut legislative Republicans, with the help of nine Democrats, passed a cruel and devastating anti-working family budget that attacked collective bargaining, cut the wages of the working poor and construction workers, slashed scholarship aid to the state's public colleges and universities, and gutted the state's clean election program.

(Click here for a summary of the Republican budget that was enabled by nine Democratic legislators.)

On Sept. 28, Governor Malloy vetoed that budget. Thanks to the many AFSCME members and friends who called and emailed the governor's office to urge a veto.

Our work is far from done. Connecticut still needs a fair budget that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. The legislature will now have to vote on a new budget proposal.

The legislature will reconvene Oct. 3 to attempt to override the Governor's veto. Here's what you can do:

  1. Please call your state legislators today and urge them to vote "NO" on the toxic Republican budget and "NO" on overriding the Governor's veto.
  2. Join us at the State Capitol on Oct. 3 at noon. If you're interested, contact Council 4 Legislative Advocate Brian Anderson at (860) 690-2597. Be sure to bring your AFSCME t-shirt if you have one!

This is an important step in the campaign to pass a fair budget that protects public services and asks for shared sacrifice from everybody.

Thank you.

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