Conect Engages CT Gubernatorial and Attorney General Candidates on Gun Violence, Immigration, Health Care, and Criminal Justice Reform

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Conect Engages CT Gubernatorial and Attorney General Candidates on Gun Violence, Immigration, Health Care, and Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Metro IAF

 October 22nd: In Connecticut, more than 750 CONECT members turned out for the 2018 General Election Non-Partisan Candidate Assembly, where candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer attended and answered questions concerning CONECT's issue proposals on gun violence, immigration, health care/mental health and criminal justice reform issues. On criminal justice reform, CONECT asked candidates to commit to supporting "Clean Slate" legislation that would automatically expunge criminal records for formerly incarcerated people who have no further convictions after a specified period of time depending on whether the offense was a misdemeanor or felony. All candidates present committed to establishing a public working relationship with CONECT if elected, and agreed to an initial follow-up meeting within 60 days of being elected.