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Our statement on the resignation of WFP Councilor Jennings

My statement on the recent resignation of WFP Councilor Jennings, and the letter from City Clerk Bazzano that clarifies the stance of the City on this matter.

"The news of Cynthia Jennings having changed her voter registration to Democrat and leaving her home in the Working Families Party came as a shock.

After years of enjoying a fruitful, cooperative relationship with her on the Court of Common Council, as WFP council members, we are saddened that our colleague did not inform us of her choice.

According to the City Charter, it appears that Attorney Jennings resigned from Common Council when she changed her political party affiliation. The voters of Hartford chose the Working Families Party to represent them, it is important for the health of our democracy that her successor represent the same party and values.

The WFP will work to find a successor from the registered Working Families Party voter rolls in Hartford. It has been a pleasure to work with Attorney Jennings in the last two years, and we wish her well in her endeavors. We thank her for her service and sacrifice."

Police surveillance ordinance

It's time to legalize Marijuana

"By passing this resolution we put ourselves in the drivers seat to ensure the conversation around the regulation of Marijuana in Connecticut is grounded in racial and economic justice. "

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Hartford Hurricane Relief Center Fundraiser/Clothing Drive

Puerto Rico Se Levanta! D.C. Unity March Nov 19

It was an honor to be a featured speaker at the Unity March for Puerto Rico. You can find the full text of my speech below. Full picture album courtesy of the CT Puerto Rican Agenda available at:

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Housing Resources for Survivors Displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico


Housing Resources for Survivors Displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico

FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico announced today that Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) is available to Puerto Ricans who are unable to return to their homes because they are displaced as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This is one of several short-term housing options being offered to meet the demand for post-storm safe housing.  Transitional Sheltering Assistance allows eligible applicants to shelter in a hotel or motel, for a limited period of time, as a bridge to intermediate and longer-term housing.  FEMA pays all costs for rooms and taxes through direct payments to participating hotels and motels.

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Spanish Oscar Lopez Rivera Fliers are here!

Oscar Lopez Rivera is coming to Hartford!

Oscar Lopez Rivera is coming to Hartford! On June 20th we will welcome Hero of the Puerto Rican Indepence movement and the world longest serving political prisoner to Real Art Ways(56 Arbor st) at 7pm

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My resolution in support of Marijuana revenue


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