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The Experience We-Ha Podcast: A Conversation With State Senator and West Hartford Local Derek Slap







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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.

Episode Chapters

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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