April 29 Is a Big Day

On Saturday April 29, there will be both a People’s Climate March in Washington, DC and a Here to Stay immigration rally from 1:00-3:00 pm at the state Capitol in Hartford (north steps).

350CT has put together a series of buses to the march in DC from various Connecticut cities and towns. Tickets cost $75-85.

Here to Stay

The Here to Stay rally is calling for an end to mass deportation. It is being sponsored by a range of unions, churches, and progressive organizations: 32BJ SEIU Connecticut; 1199 SEIU New England; The 4Cs SEIU 1973; Action Together CT; AFL-CIO; American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut; American Federation of Teachers Connecticut; Amistad United Church of Christ; Black and Latino Caucus of the CT State Legislature; Center for Latino Progress; Center for a New Economy; Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA); Connecticut Students for a Dream; CT NOW; Fight for $15; Hispanic Federation; Make the Road CT; Moral Mondays CT; New Haven’s Peoples Center; Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; SEIU-State Council; Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA); UAW Region 9A, Working Families Party

Call Your Legislators re Important CT Criminal Justice Reform Bill

From Showing Up for Racial Justice CT’s Facebook page

URGENT ACTION:

Call your legislators and ask them to support HB 7302: AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS. To codify procedures concerning isolated confinement, provide for greater transparency concerning isolated confinement and provide training and wellness initiatives for correctional staff.

This Bill would restrict the use of isolated confinement (aka Solitary Confinement) in children and prisoners with serious mental conditions and physical disabilities. It will also increase the transparency of the practice in CT, and provide training and wellness initiatives for correctional staff.

There is a public hearing on HB 7302 going on now, so call today or this week if possible.

You may also write a testimony in support of this bill. Although testimony will not be part of the public hearing, we have 30 days to submit testimonies of support.
Send your written testimony as a word doc. attachment to: judtestimony@cga.ct.gov