CONECT packs St. James school with 440 leaders for Candidate Assembly

On Tuesday, June 26th, 440 CONECT leaders squeezed into St. James School for our first 2018 Candidate Assembly.  Governor hopefuls David Stemerman (R), Ned Lamont (D), Tim Herbst (R), and Joe Ganim (D) all attended, responded to leaders’ stories on a mix of issues — gun violence, immigration, mental health, criminal justice reform, and CT’s lagging economy.  All four pledged to return on Oct 18th if they win their party’s August primary.  CONECT’s members pledged to return with 812 people to the Oct 18th Assembly.  Mark your calendars!  You can watch CT-N’s full coverage of the June 26th Candidate Assembly at this link.

NSSF Attacks CONECT & Do Not Stand Idly By — We Respond!

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (lobby group for the gun industry) attacked CONECT and our Do Not Stand Idly By campaign on gun violence with our sister Metro IAF organizations in an op-ed piece in the Feb 20th CT Post — less than one week after the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Our rebuttal was published one week later on Feb 27th. Read their attack here and our rebuttal here.