Cindy speaking at a reject Kavanaugh rally on the steps of the New Haven, Connecticut, courthouse.

President of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women, Cindy has served as a volunteer for the Beth El Homeless Shelter, Boy Scouts, PTA, Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, and other organizations, as well as has been involved in community service and activism for most of her life.

She is committed to strengthening families; better caring for seniors; advancing social, racial, and economic justice; and providing the opportunities needed for every person to become their best selves, live their best lives, and contribute to their communities.

A member of the Access Connecticut Board of Directors, she has spent the past 15+ years working to pass a law that would provide adult adoptees like her with access to their original birth certificates–a right that originally belonged to her and all those adopted in Connecticut during the “Baby Scoop Era” of the mid-1940s to mid-1980s, but was taken away in 1975. Opening these birth certificates would also put an end to an era of secrecy and shame suffered by tens of thousands of women in Connecticut alone. During the 2019 Connecticut Legislative session, she wrote about this issue for Ms Magazine.

Cindy with Access Connecticut President Karen Caffrey, fellow adoptee Kathy Flaherty and one of our legislative champions, Cristin McCarthy Vahey.

Calling for an End to the “Baby Scoop” Era – Ms. Magazine, July 11, 2019