More than 600 CONECT leaders & allies packed into the Bass Hall of Mt. Aery Baptist Church on January 30th for CONECT’s Winter Assembly. The centerpiece issue of the Assembly was Clean Slate, an effort to create a system for automatic criminal record expungement. Gov. Lamont attended the Assembly and pledged support for Clean Slate, to introduce his own bill on the topic, and to press to get Clean Slate passed this year. Attorney General William Tong was asked about preventing ICE immigration enforcement activities in Connecticut courthouses and pledged to fight to stop the potentially dangerous practice. Leaders also presented on CONECT’s leading work on gun violence through the Do Not Stand Idly By campaign and the emerging Gun Safety Consortium. CONECT also welcomed Spring Glen Church of Hamden as a new member!