Jahana Hayes

Jahana Hayes

Connecticut District 05

Higher Heights for America PAC endorses Jahana Hayes for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.  If elected, Jahana will become the first Black woman elected to Connecticut's congressional delegation.

Jahana Hayes was the recipient of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award while she was a high school social studies teacher in Waterbury, CT.  She is currently the Talent and Professional Development Supervisor for the the Waterbury Public Schools.  

Jahana is a mother of four who grew up in public housing and  is known for her passion, energy, commitment to community and unifying presence that we believe will serve her and the constituents of Connecticut’s 5th District well in the halls of Congress.

As an educator, Jahana has seen first hand the needs of the district through the lens of its children.  As she seeks to represent a diverse district, one that covers some of the wealthiest and poorest communities in the state, she sees  how closing the wage gap will level the playing field for women and in particular women of color; the life line that a strong public education system provides for students all across the district and how increasing affordable housing provides families with dignity and a way to move up and forward in their lives.

The 5th district is home to Sandy Hook Elementary, where  20 children and six staff members were tragically killed by a gunman in 2012.  Jahanna is ready to bring the fight for comprehensive gun reform to Washington and  believes that the police and civilians should be held to the same standard for the right to carry a firearm including background checks and mental health screenings.  

We believe that adding Jahana’s voice to Connecticut's congressional delegation and to Capitol Hill will ensure that the intersectional life experiences within the 5th district will have a strong advocate in Washington.



Paid for by Higher Heights for America PAC. www.HigherHeightsforAmericaPAC.org
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
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