AFT Connecticut

”AFT in Action:” Turning Political Action into Tangible Gains

May 31, 2022

AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel and Legislative/Political Action Chair Ally Sexton team up once again to co-host the latest episode in the state federation's podcast series. Their conversation centers on gains made during the recently-concluded 2022 session of the General Assembly - and looks ahead to legislative and constitutional officer elections later this year.

Their guest is state Rep. Joshua Hall, a long-time educator, former union leader and lawmaker elected in 2017 on AFT Connecticut's "labor is your neighbor" platform. He answers questions about key public policy wins at the legislature and offers sound advice for members on engaging in electoral politics - both as activists and as candidates themselves.

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Learn more about the book Representative Hall references, "House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City."

AFT Connecticut's podcasts serve to provide a deeper dive into issues impacting members and the wider labor movement as part of the state federation's engagement and communications programs.

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