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If you haven't done so, please sign the petition. CT's children deserve it!

https://www.change.org/p/eric-coleman-william-tong-stand-with-our-k...

Legislation is being proposed that could potentially be devastating to the Children's Law Center as well as the children we represent.  This could be extremely damaging to the program you have supported over the years. Mass numbers are critical to contact legislators. 

 

Here is the link to the proposed bill:  http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/TOB/H/2015HB-05505-R01-HB.htm

We are also attaching KeyTalking Points about the pending legislation to give you more information. Talking Points: Bill 5505

Judiciary Committee members must vote on Bill 5505 on FRIDAY, APRIL 10 in order to meet the deadline for the April 13 final committee bill. 

 

We understand that those in favor of the bill are lobbying hard and we need to make a final all-out push to influence judiciary committee members on our point of view. Please help in several ways:

  • Write an IMMEDIATE letter to the editor of any Connecticut news outlet
  • Forward this email on to all your friends, family and colleagues.

THANK YOU!

The Children's Law Center of Connecticut

www.clcct.org

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