I recently saw a YouTube video, Connecticut Anthem, written and sung by Nekita Waller. She recounts memories of growing up in Hartford and the pride she feels at being Connecticut born and raised. “We cannot give up believing in Connecticut … it’s a state that I believe in.” Like Nekita, I love and believe in Connecticut.
Daily, we benefit from all the good within our state — our scenic landscape and coastline, our excellent schools, well-educated residents, and cultural institutions, our history, and our vibrant diversity. It is important to keep this positive perspective as we discuss the deeply rooted and critically important challenges we face today in Connecticut.