Top Quotes from Elizabeth Esty

By | May 24, 2016

We want to take the energy surrounding the Sandy Hook anniversary that might otherwise be consumed by grief or anger – or this week in San Bernardino by fear – and channel some of that to honor our common humanity and love each other.

Elizabeth Esty

We need to stop trying to restrict access to lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams.

Elizabeth Esty

We need more access to quality health care, not less.

Elizabeth Esty

As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.

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For me to do my job effectively, we need to continue to earn public confidence. That involves transparency and accountability.

Elizabeth Esty

We should not be waiting until trains derail, bridges collapse and people die to adequately fund our transportation infrastructure.

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Veterans Day is an acknowledgment that those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country – and their families – deserve our admiration and respect today and every day.

Elizabeth Esty

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown us what can happen when we ignore the warning signs of lead poisoning and corroding pipes.

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Gun violence is a plague in all of our communities, and we must come together to stop it.

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We may not have the cheapest labor costs, but where we can compete is innovation. Historically, that’s been Connecticut’s strength, and it can be again.

Elizabeth Esty

Although we can never fully repay our veterans, on Veterans Day we thank our veterans for their selflessness and commit to do what we can to improve the quality of life for our veterans and military families in communities across America.

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Clearly, we are courting tragedy by turning a blind eye to marketing gimmicks plainly intended to turn children into gun enthusiasts before they are even old enough to buy a firearm of their own.

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Elections are about choices, and part of what you do is draw that contrast.

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Manufacturing is the backbone of Connecticut’s economy, and suppliers such as Click Bond depend on partnerships with U.S.-based manufacturers that export many of their products with Ex-Im’s backing.

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Every week, we read about horrific tragedies resulting from children who play with firearms and accidentally shoot themselves or their family members.

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Civil rights and women’s rights and gay rights all take time in this country.

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The lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook are unparalleled natural treasures with some of the highest water quality in Connecticut.

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I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance policies that level the playing field for American workers and incentivize investing in jobs here at home.

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We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.

Elizabeth Esty

We are a great enough country to respect the Second Amendment rights of lawful gun owners and protect our children. And those things don’t need to be in conflict.

Elizabeth Esty

E-cigarette companies are using shameful tactics, such as Joe Camel-like cartoons in advertisements and creating e-cigarette flavors like bubblegum and cotton candy, to addict our children early – and guarantee another generation of smokers.

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Those who know me would say I’m a passionate and hard-working mom and a community leader who knows how to get things done.

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You are who you are, and in politics, if you stay who you are, you do better.

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Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago, we have lost over 90,000 Americans to gun violence. This is a manmade crisis that needs to be treated as the public health epidemic it has become.

Elizabeth Esty

We need to develop clean, affordable, and reliable energy sources, and frankly, we need to license that technology to the rest of the world.

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We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.

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Unfortunately, this will have a ripple effect in the economy. People carrying heavy student-loan debt won’t buy houses, start families, or start businesses. This will hurt the future economy.

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If elected members of any body – whether it’s a state house or Congress – were not willing to take career-ending or at least election-losing votes, I would not have the right to vote today.

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There are things that matter more than your election. That may take difficult votes, may take career-ending votes for people, but if we aren’t willing to do that, then we’re not going to move forward.

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I liked New England.

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I just thought Harvard sounded great. So let’s see if I get in. I didn’t really have a big back-up plan.

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I’m out and around all the time.

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We have a wonderful district with lots of fun little stores and companies and farms.

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The real issue is, are you available to the folks you represent? And I am.

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Connecticut has a proud tradition of manufacturing going back to the days of Eli Whitney.

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It’s important for our state to expand manufacturing jobs.

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Our country has been the leading provider of humanitarian aid for refugees.

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We need to consistently play our role as a moral leader in the world.

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We can and must do our part to increase the number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the U.S.

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My job is to get things done.

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I’m a mom. That probably hinders sometimes and helps sometimes. To some people, that makes me more approachable.

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Most of what I’ve proposed in Congress grew out of issues raised with me back here in Connecticut.

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If you don’t like public service, don’t run for office.

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Hillary Clinton has spent those decades before her time in public office and since her time in public office advocating for common sense measures to fight gun violence.

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Workers’ rights are under attack across the country.

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You have to believe in something strongly enough that you would lose your seat over it.

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There’s been an enormous awakening, and I think recognition that the mass shootings we saw in Sandy Hook and other places are very related to the shootings we see every day in our cities.

Elizabeth Esty

Lead levels exceeding federal thresholds pose a serious public health threat, particularly for more vulnerable populations.

Elizabeth Esty

We need to stop refighting 40-year old battles on women’s rights.

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There is no possible justification or excuse for marketing dangerous weapons to children as if they were toys.

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There’s no reason to continue including language in the federal spending bill to prohibit the CDC and NIH from studying the causes or effects of gun violence on public health.

Elizabeth Esty

We should not silence our nation’s researchers.

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