The Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council was formed in response to a recently adopted state law.
The national poll found that 67% of voters believe the U.S. isn’t doing enough to address climate change, a new high since the question was first asked by Quinnipiac pollsters in 2015.
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The Senate has passed several non-controversial House bills awaiting final action since gaveling in Tuesday afternoon, including bills on hate crimes, opioids, eye care in the digital age and pregnant women in the workplace.
Farhan Memon, state chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stood with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to denounce President Trump’s travel ban Thursday as evidence of anti-Muslim bigotry. Then he hurried across the Legislative Office Building atrium to join state legislators in their call for an expanded hate crime law in Connecticut.