Community Meetings

The CFC Latino leadership Team has held a series of open community meetings and planning meetings to discuss the 5-year ban on Medicaid that legal immigrants face in Connecticut.



During our meeting on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 we discussed the history of this issue and how to address it moving forward. With over 50 in attendance, our largest meeting yet, July 20th was a crucial step in building the energy and numbers needed to change this law, which affects so many across the state.

The CFC Latino Leadership Team worked hard to build power and membership for our pivotal meeting which was held on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. We invited legislators, organizations, and community members in the hopes of making this a well heard and supported issue. The more people who commit to joining us and spreading the word, the greater power we have to influence the legislative decisions and to make a change!

On October 19th, we welcomed Agent, Cirilo Bonilla from La Parada Dominicana de Connecticut, LLC as well as Community Organizer, Lazaro Corro from the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition. They not only offered their support for this very important issue, but also offered their knowledge and experience to aid us in moving forward for positive change!!

As a result of our outreach to local legislators we were able to meet with Representative Matt Ritter of the Connecticut General Assembly on Monday, November 3, 2014. It was an unbelievably insightful and successful meeting as we discussed the issue at hand. Rep. Ritter also offered his support and guidance.

Lastly, on November 16th, 2014 at 12:30 pm, we are scheduled to meet with State Representative Angel Arce to further discuss the 5 year ban and request his support. If you wish to attend this meeting, please contact Maryellen Santiago, Community Organizer for CFC at 860-524-0502. Please join us as we push ahead for change!!