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    Tuesday, April 16, 2024

    State GOP won’t help children

    Connecticut Republicans say they care about kids, but their actions tell a different story. They're quick to shoot down ideas like free school lunches and universal pre-K. What's their vision for a better future for our children?

    As a teacher, I witness the tangible benefits to students' academics from having a healthy lunch. But I don't believe anyone should be in favor of students going hungry. Moreover, the lack of emphasis on investing in our children's mental health is a glaring oversight. Mental well-being is as crucial as physical health, and neglecting this aspect of our children's development hinders their overall growth and success.

    The Connecticut GOP isn't interested in funding programs that will help Connecticut’s children. Instead, they seem more interested in trying to wage culture wars about EV cars and marijuana. Where are the tangible actions to support the well-being of our children? Seeing a lack of prioritization for programs directly impacting our children's futures is disheartening. Our children deserve champions, leaders who will fight for their future. It's time for Connecticut to have representatives who are all in for our kids, working towards policies that genuinely make a difference.

    Nick Menapace

    Niantic

    Editor’s note: The writer is a Democrat seeking his party’s nomination for state representative in the 37th District.

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