Connecticut's legislative session starts on February 7. Here's what's ahead, including efforts to require transparency about police uses of force and police attempts to acquire military equipment, rein in civil asset forfeiture, and more.
2017 was a year of persistence, and in 2018, everyone who cares about civil rights and civil liberties will need to draw on that resilience again. Here are just some of the ways the ACLU of Connecticut will fight for freedom, equality, and justice in 2018.
In her role as the ACLU-CT's criminal justice organizer, Sandy LoMonico will be working to reduce the state’s prison population, advance racial justice, and include people who are directly impacted by the justice system in creating solutions to mass incarceration.
As the ACLU of Connecticut’s new legislative counsel, Kaley Lentini will be developing and advocating for the ACLU-CT’s policy and legislative agenda at the legislature. She recently sat down with Meghan Smith, the ACLU-CT's communications director, to talk about what inspires her.