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Deportation, Immigration, South Jung Courville, Norwalk, Connecticut IAF

300 CONECT Leaders Back South Korean Immigrant Facing Deportation

Monday, August 7, 2017
The Hour

More than 300 St. Jerome and CONECT leaders turned out on August 7th for a Prayer Vigil in support of Jung Courville and her family after her recent order of deportation. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Richard Blumenthal also attended. Attendees signed 426 letters of support. Read more about 300 CONECT Leaders Back South Korean Immigrant Facing Deportation

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police shooting, #BLM, Jayson Negron, Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard

CONECT Demands Police Reforms Following Fatal Shooting of 15-Yr Old

Friday, June 2, 2017
FOX Channel 61 & ctpost
A dozen CONECT Clergy and Lay leaders gathered at the site of 15 year-old Jayson Negron's fatal shooting by a Bridgeport Police Officer with several of Jayson’s family members (his sister, aunt and cousin) to call for 1) a timely and transparent investigation, 2) the use of body and dash cameras by the Bridgeport Police Department, and 3) the prioritization of de-escalation and racial/cultural sensitivity training for all Bridgeport police officers.
 
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Solidarity, Immigration, Refugees, Fr. James Manship

‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WSHU (NPR)

“We recognize that we cannot be all that we are called to be if someone is bullied, mocked, intimidated, oppressed, diminished in any way, because of unjust policies or laws, those excluded because of race, religion.” Read more about ‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

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Matthew McDermott, Insurance Rates

Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
New York Times

Matthew McDermott, the leader of an interfaith advocacy group, Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, said: “We’re concerned that the proposed rate increases will drive many employers and many individuals to drop coverage altogether. And we worry that that heads us toward a market failure here in Connecticut.” Read more about Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

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Community Policing, Shootings, Organizing in Connecticut

CONECT Organizes Forum to Address Public Safety

Thursday, June 25, 2015
FOX & More

"In response to clergy and neighborhood concerns about public safety Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, a multi-faith concern, hosted the forum facilitated by Pastor Bernadette Hickman-Maynard of Bethel AME and Pastor Anthony Bennett of Mount Aery Baptist Church.

Topics addressed included police response, neighborhood interaction and community policing, as well as the horrific shooting of nine people that left a man dead last week at Trumbull Gardens housing project." Read more about CONECT Organizes Forum to Address Public Safety

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Smart Guns, Gun Safety, 'Do Not Stand Idly By', Connecticut IAF

'Smart Gun' Technology is Common Sense

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
CT Post

Last week, a coalition of clergy in the state brought its effort called Do Not Stand Idly By to the steps of Edmund Town Hall in Newtown with a reasonable appeal for the sale of "smart guns".... Read more about 'Smart Gun' Technology is Common Sense

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Gun Safety, 'Do Not Stand Idly By', Metro IAF, Rev. James Manship

CONECT Brings 'Do Not Stand Idly By' Campaign to New Haven

Monday, November 10, 2014
New Haven Register

Several dozen [CONECT] faith leaders and public officials came together in Bridgeport’s Margaret Morton Center Monday to ask gun manufacturers to take some responsibility for the number of deaths by firearms every year, particularly in the nation’s cities. Read more about CONECT Brings 'Do Not Stand Idly By' Campaign to New Haven

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Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, Mallory, CONECT

CONECT Action Advances Gun Control Agenda with Governor

Monday, June 2, 2014
New Haven Register & Others

150 CONECT leaders assembled in Connecticut, with Governor Malloy, to advance the 'Do Not Stand Idly By' initiativefor gun safety and industry changes.  Pastor Bernadette and Fr. Jim co-chaired the action.

Connecticut Leaders Seek Changes From Gun Makers, New Haven Register Read more about CONECT Action Advances Gun Control Agenda with Governor

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Immigration, Public Safety

Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

Thursday, May 30, 2013
CT News Junkie

bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license received final passage Wednesday night as a group of advocates watched Read more about Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

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Immigration

Interfaith Group Takes Leading Role In Political, Civic Issues

Monday, May 27, 2013
Hartford Courant

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut has played advocate for social and economic justice since the nonpartisan interfaith group's founding in November 2011. Read more about Interfaith Group Takes Leading Role In Political, Civic Issues

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