Today we have an opportunity to message our elected officials through ACLU Connecticut, urging for the rights and protection of our local Black and Latinx communities. Through the links below, we can urge our state officials to hold a special summer legislative session, with a focus on the myriad issues forced upon our Black and Latinx communities.
These include the host of health and safety dangers impressed upon these communities by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing issues of police violence and racism. For anyone who has been appalled by recent events, desiring a way to enact concrete change for the better, this is a great way to make your voice heard.
The ACLU Connecticut portal allows you to send a message addressing these issues, along with the chance to send your own personalized message with your related concerns. Along with the above concerns, the following issues are greatly impacting our community, and are in need of word-of-mouth exposure to be addressed as well. These include:
Economic recovery for minority businesses
Digital equity for urban children
COVID-19 Response for Black and Latinx Communities
If interested, please check out this link through ACLU Connecticut to send your email to your officials.
We also have the contact information for the following:
Governor Ned Lamont:
Senator Bob Duff:
Representative Terrie Wood:
For more ideas on how to help during this time of crisis, check out this page:
Thank you for your time and consideration. As always, we are here to support and lift up our local communities.
Katharine Booth, Publicist for Foundation of Hope