The 13th District covers Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield and Middletown.
"The 13th Senate District deserves a state senator who understands the needs of our community and will fight for working families," Abrams said in a post on her website at www.abramsforstatesenate.com. "I will stand up for our shared values in Hartford."
When it comes to health care - "Injury or illness should not mean financial devastation for any family. Paid Family Medical Leave allows individuals the flexibility to take time to care for an infant, recover from illness, or care for an ill family member without worrying about financial ruin."I believe that health care must cover essential benefits including emergency room visits, prenatal care and ongoing care for children, prescription medicines, lab tests, home health services, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Everyone should have access to affordable, comprehensive health care."
When it comes to gun control -- "The number of U.S. students killed in school shootings so far this year is greater than the number of U.S. military personnel who have been killed in combat operations.
We must take the fight for sensible gun control that protects our children and our community to the state level. If Republicans stand in the way of protecting us as a nation, we must act here in Connecticut. I say that we must go further by banning assault weapons and ghost guns (sold in parts without serial numbers). We should also raise the minimum age to own a gun, and require stricter universal background checks.
Our children need leaders who will fight to end gun violence."
When it comes to our pocket books and the economy -- "Fighting for an economy where everyone in our community prospers is a priority. I am committed to increasing the minimum wage and creating retirement options for all employees, which will encourage growth in our economy. I will advocate and support initiatives that will improve the economic environment and provide security to our working families.
Working families are Connecticut’s most important economic resource, the vital foundation of long-term growth and prosperity."
Another Abrams priority is protecting our rights -- "Being a pro-choice candidate, I fully support a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. I will fight and defend against any attempts to defund reproductive health services that will limit access to services that women are legally entitled to."
What about the environment? -- As your State Senator, I will fight any attempts at deregulation that negatively impact our environment. Connecticut is a beautiful state and we must protect our land and natural resources so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy them."