CONECT packed over 600 people into the basement hall of Mt. Aery Baptist Church on a Thursday night, less than a week before the start of the legislative session, to engage the Governor and about a dozen legislators on Clean Slate, a few mayors on Do Not Stand Idly By / the Gun Safety Consortium, and our Attorney General on suing to get ICE kicked out of CT courthouses.
Gov. Lamont gave us great recognition and pledged publicly for the first time to lead on Clean Slate and get it done this year -- after he'd heard powerful stories from three leaders with felony records talk about the importance of Clean Slate. Attorney General Tong pledged publicly that he will sue in federal court to get ICE from continuing its dangerous practice of arresting people in and around state Courthouses.
Governor Lamont & Attorney General Tong pledge to move CONECT agenda forward.