(photo) Sen. Linares meets Middlesex Coalition for Children and Middlesex Area Interagency Council

March 19, 2013

The Middlesex Coalition for Children/Middlesex Area Interagency Council’s (MAIC) March 14 Legislative Breakfast allowed policy makers to discuss issues with other area decision-makers. In the attached photo, Sen. Art Linares (center) chats with Betsy Morgan, Executive Director of the Middlesex Coalition for Children (right) and Middletown Superintendent Dr. Patricia Charles (left).

“As ranking member on the Children’s Committee, my top priority is protecting children and families,” Sen. Linares said to the group. “We just held a meeting in our committee to vote in favor of several bills aimed at doing just that. I also served on the school security task force, which recently submitted its recommendations to legislative leaders for their consideration. Our working group agreed on four different areas, including school infrastructure, personnel, emergency plans and best practices. Our shared goal is to make our schools a safer and more secure learning environment.

“And as the legislative process moves along, I have learned the value of forming alliances with legislators from both sides of the political aisle. The Middlesex Coalition for Children is also an alliance. It’s an alliance of parents, educators, children’s service providers, and community activists dedicated to improving the lives of children in Middlesex County. I want you to know that I am always looking for ideas to bring to the State Capitol, so please, feel free to contact me through my website – www.senatorlinares.com – sign up for my Capitol updates there, send me email and call me. I view all of you as my customers, and I think I can help you in your mission to improve the quality of life for Connecticut’s children.”

Sen. Linares represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 800 842 1421.