Community Party Update: Racial Profiling & Human Services Cuts Are Connected!

Please forward widely! Pick up the Hartford News at these locations. Check out the archive of Community Party Hartford News columns at our No Sellout blog. Selected columns are available on the Northend Agent’s website.

David Samuels


Community Party

” Stripping resources from our local communities is state violence. Cutting hundreds of millions from the (University of Wisconsin) is state violence. The non-taxation of corporations and the over-taxation of the poor and middle class is state violence.” ~ Wisconsin activist Brandi Grayson

Wisconsin activists protesting the police shooting of unarmed Black teen Tony Robinson have joined forces with union workers to protest the racist, classist, corporatist policies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Stay tuned for the next Community Party Hartford News column: Judiciary Committee Public Hearing Friday/ Ferguson & SAE: Synergy of Corporatism & the Police State.

If you cannot attend the Judiciary Committee public hearing on Rep. Matter’s racial profiling bill, you can submit written testimony. See the updated announcement below for details. Visit Assemblyman Ritter’s website:

Judiciary Committee Public Hearing Friday, March 20

The public hearing on Rep. Matt Ritter’s racial profiling bill, H.B. 5437 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALVIN W. PENN RACIAL PROFILING PROHIBITION ACT ( ), which includes the Community Party’s Trayvon Martin Act traffic stop receipt amendment ( ), is scheduled for Friday, March 20. CP’s traffic stop receipt would provide a layer of protection for people of color. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of racial profiling, now is your chance to be heard. The public hearing agenda can be viewed here.
Here’s the Judiciary Committee email address for written testimony on the racial profiling bill.

Patrick J. Johnson, Jr., interim executive director of the CT Association of Nonprofits, Inc., wrote an op-ed to the Connecticut Mirror on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s propos ed $25 million human services funding cuts that is the best I’ve read.

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