A CCAG Strategic Training Event: Justice Works Convening
On Saturday, January 30, Connecticut Citizen Action Group brought 75 activists together to grapple with two related issues that affect everyone: runaway economic inequality and persistent racism. The two are closely related. Both produce haves and have nots separated by enormous distance. Both undermine a modern, healthy economy. Both run counter to the “greatest good for the greatest number,” a principle that made the US economy second to none.
“This was an excellent event! I learned so much about the huge impact that concentrated power and wealth have on everything related to our economy, our communities, and our future. The power and reach of the financial sector in the state and in the country has to be challenged and called to account.”
- Marilyn Tyszka
Connecticut’s minimum wage of $9.15 does not allow working
families to make ends meet. The state’s minimum wage provides
less than half of a living wage for a single adult and only 22% of
the living wage for a single adult with two children. Click here to
read the full report.
In the news!
WTNH- Oct. 27th: Report: living wage more than twice state’s minimum wage
CT News Junkie, Oct 15th: Study Finds $15 Minimum Wage
Isn’t Enough in Connecticut
Windsor Locks-E.Windsor Patch: CT Minimum Wage Workers
Must Work 83 Hours to Make a Living Wage: