She organized, informed and rallied taxpayers all across Connecticut. And she won. Because of Sarah and the concerned citizens she organized, our state isn’t saddled with another unaccountable government agency and even more unsustainable borrowing. Sarah neutralized a major threat to property rights across Connecticut.
An Act Establishing The Connecticut Transit Corridor Authority did not pass in 2015, thanks to Sarah’s hard work.
When Malloy and other legislators tried to revive the bill in 2016 but it never came to a vote.
Out of dozens of Connecticut residents who were nominated by their friends, family members, neighbors and employers for Yankee’s 2016 Unsung Hero Award, Ms. Jorgensen received the top honor.
“The courage and persistence of citizens like Sarah inspire us,” said Carol Platt Liebau, president of the Yankee Institute. “Without seeking recognition, she stepped up to defend people across Connecticut from an over-the-top government power grab.”
Sarah’s nominator, Theresa Tillett of Windsor, described Sarah as a “powerhouse.” Only a true hero could defeat “eminent domain on steroids”!
The award was presented in partnership with the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Helen E. Krieble, founder and president of the Krieble Foundation, is a resident of Old Lyme. Krieble created the national Unsung Hero award.
Ms. Jorgensen thanked the approximately 200 guests in attendance for their help and dedication in thwarting the eminent domain bill. She shared the accolades, noting that she could not have achieved such success by herself.
As she exited the stage, Ms. Jorgensen vowed to continue her advocacy work. “Whatever they throw at us, we’ll be there fighting,” she said.