I'M RUNNING TO BE your next state representative because the status quo is killing us!
My first brush with activism was when I was seven years old. I remember seeing graphic images of violence on television of the Vietnam War, prompting me to write my first letter to a sitting President of the United States. I will never forget President Nixon’s reply, in which he thanked me for my letter and suggestion (to arm soldiers with boxing gloves instead of guns), saying “may you earn the title of Peacemaker all the days of your life.”
While our views rarely aligned since then, I took his words to heart. Throughout my life I’ve been dedicated to advocating for social justice and freedom, ranging from freedom from gun violence and domestic abuse to immigrant rights, to divesting from apartheid to ending homelessness. I’ve been an advocate for women, children, seniors and those in need, and currently serve as a social worker at Jewish Senior Services’ Center for Elder Abuse Prevention for the Fairfield County area.
I was born and raised in Fairfield and currently live in Easton with my husband Tim. I love this beautiful district, our neighbors and our rugged history, and look forward to raising our collective voices as your representative in Hartford.
More About Anne:
Coordinator with the the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Jewish Senior Services for the 10 towns in lower Fairfield County.
Serving on Easton’s Commission on Aging.
Social Work Master’s fieldwork at Connecticut’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.
Manager with Fairfield County non-profit CLASP Homes, Inc. for 12 years, which provides homes and supports for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Co-Director with Silver Lake Conference Center for 11 years, a youth camp and retreat center for all ages in Sharon, CT, supported by the CT Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Anne was born and raised in Fairfield as one of five daughters of public school educators Phil and Kay Meiman. She recognizes the crucial role that access to good quality public education and affordable higher education play in securing CT’s future.