Tag Archives: Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition

Testimony on Reducing Racialized Mass Incarceration

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6511 “An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission Regarding the Enhanced Penalty for the Sale or Possession of Drugs Near Schools, Day Care Centers and Public Housing Projects” The Rev. Joshua … Continue reading

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Testimony Submitted to CT’s Bipartisan Taskforce on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety

Earlier today I submitted the following testimony to Connecticut’s Bipartisan Tasforce on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety. Their hearing on reducing gun violence takes place at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford tomorrow (1-28-13). I’ll be there all day and … Continue reading

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People of Faith Still Fighting for Universal Health Care

Earlier this week, (Oct. 9) I was present when the Business Plan Work Group of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Health Care Cabinet presented its recommendations for health care reform in the state. As a faith leader who has been advocating for health care reform … Continue reading

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HEALTH CARE ACTION DAY at the State Capitol – April 25th

This is one of those moments where it feels like immense power is standing in the way of basic human rights and nothing any of us does or says or prays seems to make a difference.   Connecticut has a … Continue reading

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A Eulogy For Those Who Lost Their Lives

This eulogy was offered by the Revs. Damaris Whittaker and Josh Pawelek as part of the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care‘s March 13th memorial service for all those who’ve lost their lives because they didn’t have quality, affordable, accessible … Continue reading

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Morning Vigil for Those Who’ve Lost Their Lives Because the System is *STILL* Broken

Join the Interfaith Fellowship’s Prayer Vigil forthe SustiNet Cabinet! Tuesday March 13th 8:30-9am 10 Columbus Blvd. – 7th Floor Hartford, CT CT Health & Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) (Parking available on Charter Oak Ave., Columbus, and Taylor) Join the Fellowship … Continue reading

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Testimony in Support of Raising CT’s Minimum Wage

On behalf of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice, I submitted the following testimony in support of raising CT’s minimum wage. Members of the Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: It is an honor to submit testimony … Continue reading

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Freedom for Sujitno!

Grace Lutheran Church on Woodland St. in Hartford played host to this afternoon’s celebration of Sujitno Sajuti’s release from federal prison in Massachusetts.  For those unfamiliar with Sujitno’s case, you can learn more here and here. I had the honor … Continue reading

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Let Sujitno Sajuti Stay!

I’ve known Sujitno Sajuti and his wife Dahlia for nearly a decade through their involvement with the Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice. Sujitno was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in December. Check out the press … Continue reading

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Launching an Effort to Raise the Minimum Wage in CT

Under the leadership of CT House Speaker Chris Donovan, there’s a new effort to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.00 starting this spring, then from $9.00 to $9.75 the following year. This effort would also tie future increases … Continue reading

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