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By Jeff Lovanio
Important issues need to be advanced at the State Capitol and West Hartford’s own, Derek Slap, is at the forefront fighting for the rights of contingents in our state! From age discrimination to gender pay equity to the rights of college athletes, Derek works tirelessly to help improve issues that matter to people in our state. Ryan and I had a chance to learn more about Derek’s life as a state senator, vice president of Advancement at The Village for Children and Families, and as a father.
Follow State Sen., Derek Slap HERE and tune in Sunday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Virtual SlapChat discussing the latest COVID-19 news and answering your questions.
0:00 – Intro
1:45 – About Derek and his work as State Senator
5:00 – Derek’s work/life outside of politics
6:30 – Age discrimination in the workplace
12:30 – Switching gears to our youth and communication
15:25 – Policymaking, legislation and “Slap Chats”
24:20 – The most rewarding part of Derek’s role as State Senator – Working across the aisle
30:30 – Youth in politics
31:45 – Derek’s favorite We-Ha dish
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