Stand with Smart Justice at the Capitol

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

On Tuesday, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Labor Committee will hold a hearing about a critical bill to stop discrimination against people solely on the basis of their involvement with the justice system.

Join us on Tuesday, February 26, at 12 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to show you stand with Smart Justice.

You can testify at the hearing, or you can attend to show you stand in solidarity with the people who will be testifying that day.

This bill, House Bill 6921, is a vital step toward making our state safer, stronger, and fairer. People who have been convicted of a crime and earned their chance to reenter society should have a fair shot at getting their lives back on track without having their prison sentence held against them. Everyone deserves a second chance, and all of us are safer when people have that chance to succeed. But right now, Connecticut doesn’t do enough to help people reentering society after incarceration. Connecticut residents with a criminal record face more than 600 legal barriers to successfully reentering society, including barriers to housing, employment, and education.

Join us on Tuesday to show that Connecticut is ready to stop discrimination and embrace smarter justice policies.