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Children in the Recession Task Force Meeting

Legislative Office Building, Hartford, October 28, 2009

  task force members on dais

Some of the task force members, from left to right: Lucy Nolan of End Hunger Connecticut!; Representative Catherine F. Abercrombie of Meriden; Rep. Chris Lyddy of Newtown; Representative Michelle Cook of Torrington; Representative Diana Urban of North Stonington, who co-chairs the task force; Representative Karen Jarmoc of Enfield, the other co-chair; and Commission on Children Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman. More photos on Flickr.

CT-N video | Meeting documents | Task Force home page

CT-N video

You may watch the full meeting below, courtesy of the Connecticut Network (CT-N). If a video window does not appear, go to the CT-N website. Length: 2 hours, 4 minutes.


Meeting documents

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Meeting minutes
"State of the States," February 2009 update of Connecticut statistics, by the Food Research Action Center.
"One-Two Punch: Unemployed and Uninsured," October 2009 report from Families USA
"Economic Snapshot for October 2009," Center for American Progress
"Family Income Free Fall," September 2009, Center for American Progress,
"Poverty: 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys," U.S. Census Bureau
2000-2008 State-by-State Child Poverty Rates, American Community Survey, Coalition on Human Needs (Connecticut statistics highlighted)
2000-2008 State-by-State Family Poverty Rates, American Community Survey, Coalition on Human Needs (Connecticut statistics highlighted)
"Tapping into Resources: Recommendations to States for Addressing Poverty in Tough Economic Times,"  Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
"Poverty Rose, Median Income Declined, and Job-Based Health Insurance Continued to Weaken in 2008," Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), September 2009
 "Food Insecurity in Households with Children," U.S. Department of Agriculture, September 2009
Web links
"Child Poverty Will Cost State," an op-ed article by Representative Karen Jarmoc, published online October 10 by the Hartford Business Journal
"Third of Region's Nonprofits May Close," Hartford Business Journal article, October 19, 2009
"Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways," New York Times article, October 26, 2009 (Registration required)
"Bill Increases Funds for Food Stamps, Nutrition," Associated Press article, via ABC News


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