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Congrats Lori Pelletier!

For Immediate Release                                              Contact: Jacqueline Kozin & Laura Bachman

September 27, 2013                                                    Email:


CT NOW Congratulates New AFL-CIO Leader Lori Pelletier

Pelletier’s Historic Election will Help Advance Women in Connecticut


The Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CT NOW) applauds the Connecticut AFL-CIO upon their selection of Lori Pelletier as their next leader.


“Lori is most deserving of this position and is a role model for women across Connecticut,” said Laura Bachman, Co-President.   “She has been a champion for Connecticut laborers and has fought passionately for benefits that matter most to women, like paid sick days and affordable health insurance.”


“As the first openly gay woman to lead a state labor federation Lori provides a new, refreshing face to Connecticut’s public policy leadership and the labor movement,” stated Jacqueline Kozin, Co-President.  “Connecticut women have another strong voice advocating for their needs and rights.”


CT NOW congratulates Lori as she begins her new position and is hopeful that her leadership will bring more economic justice to women and laborers in Connecticut.



CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political; therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. For more info, please visit our website,

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