Press Statement: CONECT Applauds the State’s Updated Form and Petition Process for Pre-2000 Convictions Eligible for Clean Slateupdate 

When this state passed one of the country’s most robust Clean Slate laws, it was a promise to our neighbors that they were done paying for sins they have long since atoned for. As a state, we have not yet made good on that promise, but this new form will make it substantially less challenging for folks with convictions older than January 1st, 2000.

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Press Statement: CONECT Applauds House Passage of Clean Slate fix, HB 6918, Calls for Quick Senate Vote

HARTFORD, CT [May 17, 2023] – Last night, H.B. 6918: An Act Concerning Erasure of Criminal History Records was voted out of the House in a 149-1 vote. 

Rodney Moore, a tri-chair of Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut’s (CONECT) Criminal Legal Reform Team, shared the following statement in response to its passage:

“Thank you to Rep. Steven J. Stafstrom for leading on this and the full House for passing this important technical fix bill to get the Clean Slate law up and running. In 2021, when Clean Slate was signed into law, Connecticut gave its returning citizens hope for a real second chance.  

Every day that Clean Slate is not fully implemented is one less day, one less month, and one less year for people to seize the opportunities that this state agrees they deserve. Justice delayed is justice denied. H.B. 6918 is an important and necessary step towards fulfilling those promises made. We urge the Senate to vote now and quickly send this measure to the Governor’s desk.”

More information on Connecticut’s Clean Slate law can be found here.

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CONECT Plans Jan 29th Kick-Off Assembly

Save the date — Sunday afternoon, Jan 29th at 3pm, CONECT leaders will gather for a Kick Off Assembly at the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (703 State St., Bridgeport). We will continue our work on Clean Slate, Mental Health Crisis Response, and Fair Education Funding with key legislative and community allies! Flyer HERE. Register HERE.

2022 Candidate Assembly – Oct 23

Join hundreds of CONECT leaders on Sunday, Oct 23rd at 3:00pm for our 2022 Candidate Assembly at Congregation B’nai Israel (2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport) or on zoom. Candidates for Governor (Lamont & Stefanowski), Secretary of State (Rapini & Thomas) and Treasurer (Arora) are CONFIRMED to attend. Masks required & in-person attendance encouraged! Register at:

New Haven & Hamden Candidates Assembly

Join hundreds of CONECT leaders in New Haven and Hamden to seek commitments from mayoral primary candidates about taking action on public health and public safety.

Hear from mayoral primary candidates:

  • Mayor Justin Elicker (New Haven)
  • Mayor Curt Leng (Hamden)
  • Peter Cyr (Hamden)
  • Lauren Garrett (Hamden)

Wednesday, September 1st | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Attendees will have the option to attend in-person or virtually via zoom.

  • In-person: Congregation Mishkan Israel (785 Ridge Rd, Hamden, CT). Proof of vaccination and masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Virtual: Via zoom. Links will be shared with attendees after registration.

Proof of Vaccination: In order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, Congregation Mishkan Israel is requiring proof of vaccination for all in-person attendees. Please have your vaccination card or photo of your vaccination card ready to show upon entering.

For the purposes of planning, attendees are encouraged to select either in-person or virtual for their ticket choice.

Register at:


Únase a cientos de líderes de CONECT que buscan compromisos de los candidatos de la alcaldía primaria sobre la adopción de medidas de salud pública y seguridad pública.

Candidatos primarios alcaldes

  • Alcade Justin Elicker (New Haven)
  • Alcade Curt Leng (Hamden)
  • Peter Cyr (Hamden)
  • Lauren Garrett (Hamden)

Miércoles, Septiembre 01 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Los asistentes tendrán la opción de asistir en persona o virtualmente a través del zoom.

  • En persona: Congregación Mishkan Israel (785 Ridge Rd, Hamden, CT). Se requerirá prueba de vacunación y mascarillas y se hará cumplir el distanciamiento social.
  • Virtual: a través del zoom. Los enlaces se compartirán con los asistentes después de la inscripción.

Prueba de vacunación: para garantizar la salud y la seguridad de todos los asistentes, la Congregación Mishkan Israel exige una prueba de vacunación para todos los asistentes en persona. Tenga su tarjeta de vacunación o la foto de su tarjeta de vacunación lista para mostrar al ingresar.

A los efectos de la planificación, se anima a los asistentes a seleccionar en persona o virtual para su elección de entrada.