Special summer session for Black and Latinx lives
TAKE ACTION NOW
Police violence and racism were problems before COVID-19, and they’re still problems now. Connecticut’s COVID-19 “re”opening plan continues to particularly threaten Black and Latinx people’s lives. Now is not the time for state legislators to be absent.
The Connecticut General Assembly must come back in for a special session this summer to do the people’s work. That means a special session focused on diverting funds from policing to instead build safe and healthy communities, completely changing the police use of force standard, creating independent investigation and prosecution of police, creating an equitable COVID-19 response, and protecting voting rights for November. Legislators can and should come back into session safely (in a way that protects their and others’ health), and democratically (in a way that makes sure people’s voices are heard).
Black and Latinx people have been running our economy, keeping our state going, and serving on the frontlines as healthcare workers. The Connecticut General Assembly needs to stop the government from continuing to endanger Black and Latinx people’s lives.
Email your legislator right now. Tell them to call for an immediate special session for equity and justice.
Your State Governor
Your State Senator
Your State Representative