Connecticut

Zika Awareness Program Launches In Bridgeport

Jun 21, 2016
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Volunteers in Connecticut’s largest city have been knocking on doors and passing out pamphlets on how to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited Bridgeport on Monday to mark the launch of a new awareness campaign in the city.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York clears the way for other states to consider such restrictions.

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Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation led the fight in Washington, D.C., this week to get federal lawmakers to take action on gun control measures following last Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. They’re working hard to convince their colleagues in Congress to act.

LGBTQ Speak Out for Safety, Rally for Hope
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About 200 LGBTQ people and allies gathered at the Amistad Memorial near the New Haven Green on Monday. Many held white balloons with a name of one of the 49 Orlando shooting victims written on each of them.  

Rally organizers led a chant about improving safety for the queer community:

“It is our duty to fight for freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators renewed their call for Congressional action on gun control measures on Monday in response to Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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