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Letter: Urban was tenacious on concussion bill

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I had the opportunity to work closely with Representative Diana Urban this past legislative session. I was one of three mothers who approached Representative Urban in September of 2013, asking her to champion an update to Connecticut’s concussion law, which was woefully outdated.

As chairman of the Committee on Children, she took on this challenge. Her tenacity and perseverance got the bill through the House with a unanimous vote. She maneuvered her way through several politically charged situations, and came out a winner each time. I have never seen a legislator so committed to doing the right thing for the children of Connecticut, with such skill. And she feels her work is not over: she is determined to see more children protected at the Youth/Recreational level.

The recently updated Connecticut Concussion Law only covers Interscholastic and intramural athletics and requires that parents and athletes receive concussion education, and that parents sign an informed consent.

I believe Diana Urban is worth every vote that is cast for her, and more. You, as her constituents, are very fortunate to have such a talented and determined representative. And I wish I could vote for her myself, but I don’t live in your district.

Pippa Bell Ader

Westport, Conn.



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