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Generations after the Movement, civil rights imperatives remain

Ahmaud Arbery’s and George Floyd’s filmed killings, and Breonna Taylor’s in her home, exposed immense, enduring injustices.  Institutional and personal biases perpetuate racism in politics, law, the economy, housing, health, schools.  Individuals own their actions.  Yet systems fuel problems from inequality to mass incarceration. The Long Civil Rights Movement has chapters still to be written.  Not just matters of race but the rights of immigrants, the indigenous, women, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities have only partially advanced.

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Our children deserve our right to vote

As medical professionals devoted to promoting the health and well-being of children and families, we, the Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, and the Connecticut State Medical Society, support mail-in-ballots and urge decisive action to ensure this option is made available to every citizen prior to Election Day.

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Connecticut needs a bailout for the rental housing market

When the current eviction moratorium ends on July 1, Connecticut will face a surge in evictions, with dire economic and public health consequences. Connecticut can prevent this from happening by following the lead of states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania in using some of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds for rental assistance. This will help both landlords and tenants, stabilize the rental market, and protect our communities.