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State lawmakers need to build a firewall to protect Connecticut

During this election season, I am privileged to participate in many candidate forums and debates for which the organizers usually submit a question like: What is the most important issue facing voters in your district this year?  Without hesitation, I tell them that the most critical issue for state lawmakers in 2020 is to build a firewall to protect Connecticut from actions at the federal level that threaten to undermine the basic rights that enable us to live, work, and thrive in Connecticut.