Committee on Children Initiatives

April 12, 2016

From expanding concussion awareness to younger kids, to keeping cancer causing chemicals and materials away from them, I am very excited about these measures we are working on and am pleased to be playing a major role in their progress as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Children.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 7, 2016

I'm glad I was able to join Sen. Mae Flexer and Rep. Caroline Simmons to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). I spoke about my involvement with the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence's 'Where Do You Stand?' program to engage Connecticut men in being active in the prevention of sexual violence in their communities.

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Rep. Diana Urban with future firefighters

Rep. Urban has some fun with future firefighters at a press conference to ban flame retardants from children's products


Banning Toxic Flame Retardants

April 7, 2016

Yesterday I held a press conference on legislation to ban flame retardants in children' s products with my Co-Chair on the Children's Committee, Sen. Bartolomeo. HB 5299, An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products and Upholstered Residential Furniture, would ban the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic flame retardant chemicals.

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Free Cancer Screenings

April 5, 2016

I would like to take the opportunity to ask residents to consider participating in a free cancer screening program that is being made available by Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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