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Efforts to reform our state’s criminal justice system clearly matter to us, yet these conversations often neglect a crucial piece of incarceration in Connecticut: the hundreds of prisoners currently held in federal facilities, who often do not have access to the support networks managed by our Department of Corrections.
Solidarity is not a noun. Solidarity is a verb. It requires action. It compels us to seek common ground and support union members; to empower wage workers in the struggle for better pay, pension, and healthcare.
This Mothers’ Day will be my third without my mother and come shortly before the third anniversary of her death. Thinking about the fact that I will never see her face and cannot make a simple phone call to hear her voice is still emotional for me. My mom was my hero. She also was a nurse.