WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) extended an invitation to Connecticut Parent Teacher Association (CT PTA) Federal Legislative Chair, James Accomando, to join her as a guest at the State of the Union Address delivered by President Joe Biden on March 7, 2024.

“When my original State of the Union guest informed me, he could not attend, I reached out to CT PTA member Jim Accomando, a longtime ally in my work to support students and families. He is a former President of the National PTA and continues this advocacy to bridge the gap between parents and teachers in Connecticut and across the country. Jim and I share the belief that strengthening family-school partnerships, supporting sensible solutions to keep students safe in their communities, and funding education are key. I look forward to sharing this experience with Jim and by extension all of our PTA representatives.”

PTA members and advocates were in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with legislators. The Association strongly supports legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Hayes including the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, the Bill of Rights for Students and Parents and the RISE from Trauma Act.

Neville Daley, a Connecticut Department of Social Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Administrator in the Waterbury Office, was originally invited to attend as the guest of Congresswoman Hayes but could not attend due to personal obligations.