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It was one of many protests around the nation Friday sparked by the killing of black people by police.
There's an urgency now, lawmakers say, but they worry a delay could kill the momentum for meaningful reforms.
Blacks are angry. Whites are engaged. The young are mobilized. A black lawmaker asks, Will it go anywhere?
Blumenthal, Murphy join others condemning "use of the U.S. military to impede the First Amendment rights of Americans."
The program is modest, with $2.5 million in state funds and $1 million in philanthropy. Advocates say more is needed.
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I am reaching out to you, Gov. Ned Lamont, and copying the press, because of the unprecedented steps that you are taking to limit the First Amendment rights of houses of worship in Connecticut through authorizing an Executive Order you have said will come from you giving the Commissioner of CT DECD David Lehman. Executive Order authority over Houses of Worship in Connecticut. Members of the CT Faith Leaders Collaborative have met with you and your representatives after seeking an audience with you for several weeks. In fact, the core of the document that you released May 29 has been presented to your team by the CFLC.
Black and brown communities have been in crisis for a long time. So it would stand to reason that even in a moment when we are experiencing the largest pandemic in a century, our community is having to break quarantine to protect their rights and prove the sanctity of their lives.
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning is critical to ensuring our kids are prepared to fill the jobs of tomorrow-- as we're adapting to a new normal, we must keep this top-of-mind and adapt our educational practices along with us. COVID-19 has created a rift in education. With students across the state uprooted from their classrooms, both teaching and learning have changed dramatically. In the transition to at-home learning, students, teachers, and parents alike have had to make a large-scale and rapid adjustment.
Everyone has an opinion about race and race relations in America, but to date, I have not heard one concrete, specific solution offered to the nation as a first step. Please, put an end to the War on Drugs in America. Today. Now.
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