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Anne Hughes, ProaCTive Democrat 

proaCTivism: Bringing flair and CT can-do attitude to citizen engagement and governance all over Connecticut! 

Join me in galvanizing community advocacy, neighbor-to-neighbor. Let's raise our collective, disparate voices, and elevate the art of citizen governance in CT. This is how we do it! Time to get some world-changing work done together. I heard there will be cheese.

Citizen-led proactive change for CT

Outraged? Get engaged. Join me in promoting solutions and Yankee resourcefulness to our fiscal, health and workforce challenges... Let's amplify our collective outrage into citizen engagement 2.0. This is NOT a drill. It's not too late, but its going to include a whole lot more of us to turn this spaceship around! CT, I'm looking at YOU to model: This is how we do it! 

Aspectuck News: Anne Hughes receives Democratic nomination for 135th District

About Anne Hughes

Anne Hughes is running to be the next State Representative of the 135th District of Easton, Weston and part of Redding.

 Anne with one of her mentors, Sister Rosemary McSorley, S.H.C.J., immigrants rights lawyer and trailblazer

Anne with one of her mentors, Sister Rosemary McSorley, S.H.C.J., immigrants rights lawyer and trailblazer

Anne is motivated to run to represent our district in this particular moment of Connecticut’s climate, because ‘everything is at stake’.  Anne has decades of experience with community building and directing non-profits into fiscal, mission-driven viability. Her macro social work field practice is focused on galvanizing public will and energy around good strategic policy at all levels of society and organizations. She was a Manager for 12 years for Fairfield County’s private non-profit CLASP Homes for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. She co-Directed Silver Lake Conference Center for 11 years, a UCC youth camp and retreat center for all ages in Sharon, CT. She earned her Master of Social Work at University of New England, and did her fieldwork at CT’s Legislative Commission on Aging, working with policy makers and community providers at the Capitol to prepare the workforce and resources needed for CT’s aging constituency. She currently works as Coordinator for the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Jewish Senior Services in Bridgeport, serving the area’s 6 towns across lower Fairfield County. She is proud to serve on Easton’s Commission on Aging. She is passionate about aging people and children, and is also a fan of the ages in-between.

She was born and raised in Fairfield as one of five daughters of public school educators Phil and Kay Meiman, and recognizes the crucial role that access to good quality public education and affordable higher education must play in securing CT’s future. As a political organizer and artist, she has been rallying with pithy signs for nuclear disarmament, human rights, gender and wage parity, worker’s rights, disability rights, affordable housing, racial justice, peace, immigrant rights and climate justice since she was old enough to pull a red wagon with stacks of newspapers and recycling from her neighbors’ porches.

Anne has faith in CT’s future. She has first-hand experience with the resources and strategies that could drive CT’s economic future, make this a desirable place to live and work for CT’s graduates and young families, and a better place to retire for its long-time citizens. CT’s can-do attitude can model what transition to renewal energy, environmental sustainability, investment in first-class public transportation, equitable tax reform, education cost-sharing, and student loan relief to CT’s workers looks like-to the rest of America. Anne is enthusiastic about working with this team of other proactive Democrats who pledge to collaborate to implement smart, long-term policy to work for everyone.  

Join Anne’s citizen-led campaign to fight for CT’s future for everyone. Let’s put all this education, experience and passion for the beautiful neighborhood of Easton, Weston and Redding to work!