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Trump ignites activism among young Muslims in Connecticut

Alicia Hernandez Strong waiting to register voters at her mosque in New Britain.

NEW BRITAIN — Alicia Hernandez Strong sat in the lobby of a mosque that didn’t exist when Barack Obama was elected president, telling Yemeni worshippers how they can register to vote in this old industrial city, a place made and remade by successive tides of immigrants. She comes every Friday, setting up a folding table before afternoon prayers. Her inspiration is Donald Trump. Continue Reading →

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Merrill pitches making voter registration ‘automatic’

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, left, with Cheri Quickmire of Common Cause.

With about 30 percent of eligible voters unregistered, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is asking the General Assembly to enable people to automatically register as Connecticut voters when they do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Residents who didn’t opt out would be automatically be registered. Continue Reading →

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