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How to Vote in Connecticut’s 2020 Election: What You Need to Know

Connecticut officials are taking steps to expand absentee voting, though there are unresolved issues that make it unclear if all voters will be able to safely vote from home: State lawmakers passed legislation in July that will allow voters to cite fear of contracting COVID-19 as a reason for requesting an absentee ballot. Gov. Ned…
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Support GBLN and Donate!

Saludos Amigos - Greetings! For the last 17 years, the Greater Bridgeport Latino Network (GBLN) is proud to have been "Presente!" as a volunteer-led grassroots Latino organization. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel our annual Sunset Cruise on the Port Jefferson Ferry - our single largest fundraising event. We know that because…
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SAVE OUR STAGES ACT BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL EDITORIAL

www.SaveOurStages.com Many have benefitted from the arts during this time of sheltering in place. The arts are a source of entertainment, enrichment, self-development, socialization, expression and innovation. Theatres, museums, arts venues are struggling to exist, as are many small business-owners and employees who are wondering how long their Covid19 unemployment benefits will last. The “Save Our…
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Caroline House Virtual Gala

REGISTER HERE Good afternoon friends of Caroline House, It has been a long and historic spring, and now summer. We hope you, your family, and loved ones are safe and healthy despite this pandemic and the trying times we currently find ourselves in. Caroline House has used this challenge as an opportunity to innovate by…
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

President Trump on Saturday, July 4th, signed into law a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program for another five weeks until August 8th Tips for Forgiveness Spend at least 60% of PPP funds on payroll costs Spend up to 40% on non-payroll expenses Do not reduce an employees wage by more than 25% Document Everything
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Business.CT.Gov – Your one stop for doing business in CT

Connecticut launches new online portal for businesses  I also wanted to let you know about Connecticut's new online portal for business which can be found at Business.ct.gov. This web page is meant to be a one-stop shop that consolidates information, resources, and requirements from multiple Connecticut agencies.
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How To Stay Safe While Voting

Every vote counts and so should every voter’s safety. AARP Connecticut will host a live, interactive Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, July 23, at 10 a.m., on the actions and ways residents can vote safely in the primary elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser, and Vice President, Voting Services…
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The impact the Census has on your community

Shaping Your Future The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Think of your morning commute: Census results influence…
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