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Understanding Cultural Norms Through Restroom Laws

Conversations about cultural norms are important and we should continue to have them, but let’s also remember to celebrate our diversity, to value each other’s perspectives, and to stand up to those who seek to control us.

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Civic Engagement is More Than Voting

We are the threads in this larger fabric of society, each of us providing our own measure of strength, commitment, and values that weave together a beautiful tapestry of democracy and civic responsibility.

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Stop Making Students Take Impossible Tests

Our students do not have a hard time reading and writing. They have a hard time reading and writing in a stilted, academic format, under pressure, for two hours at a time. Failing these tests does not mean they’re unprepared for a world that will never ask them to write that way again.

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It’s Time to End Special Parole

“Special Parole” is overused against people of color in Connecticut, specifically against Black people who are sent back to prison over special parole violations at disproportionate rates. As reported by the ACLU in 2019, from 2008 to 2018, while the number of people sentenced in Connecticut overall declined by 34%, the number of people on special parole increased by 142%.

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Celebration, Changemaking, and Queer Unity

The LGBTQ+ Nutmeggers recognized this year provide a symbol of queer visibility, determination, and courage from every corner of the state. Despite immense hardship, the 19th Annual Dorothy Awards showcased the unfailing pluck and creativity of the queer community, an enduring beacon of hope during troubled times.

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Infrastructure Bill Could Transform Hartford

Hartford residents deserve to drive on safe, well-maintained roads that don’t sap money from their pockets in the form of car repairs. City dwellers and those in surrounding towns shouldn’t have to deal with sewage spilling into the streets as the inevitable results of climate change douse the city with bigger, more intense storms.

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