Jenn's Policy Priorities

We need Jenn in Hartford because she isn’t afraid to prioritize good policies over partisan politics. She has spent her career focused on data-driven solutions to the problems we face, and will work tirelessly to rebuild our economy, strengthen education in CT, protect our environment, and invest in desperately-needed mental health services. Jenn will head to Hartford prepared to stand up for our seniors, fight for gun violence prevention, and invest in transportation infrastructure.

 

Jenn is an independent thinker who believes that we deserve better at this critical moment in time. She embodies strength in character and morals, and is committed to bringing civility and unity back into governance.

Stand Up For Seniors

As people are living longer, we need to reconsider what a vibrant and independent 30+ year retirement can look like and how we can meaningfully support that. CT ranks as having the 6th oldest median age — over 17% of our population is 65 or older. We must prioritize policies that ensure CT is a great place to retire because multigenerational communities make us stronger.

To Support Our Seniors, We Must:

Incentivize towns to offer robust Senior tax relief programs so seniors can afford to age in place, should they choose

Expand the availability of affordable senior housing                                                


Ensure there are no income cliffs where seniors lose their Medicaid or SNAP benefits                                  

Defend the increased threshold for Social Security and Medicaid tax exemptions

Reduce prescription drug costs                                               


Support home healthcare workers

PAID FOR BY JENNIFER LEEPER 2020, ERIC NEWMAN, TREASURER. APPROVED BY JENNIFER LEEPER.