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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Combating Hate Crimes

The recent alarming surge in hate crimes must be met with a strong and clear response. That’s why I was proud to join my Democratic colleagues and representatives from the NAACP, LGBT community, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Anti-Defamation League and Connecticut Council on Islamic Relations to announce our proposal to strengthen Connecticut’s hate crime laws, making them the strongest in the nation.

In recent months, incidents of hate including murders, assaults, bomb threats and vandalism have been directed against African-Americans, Hindu-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, Sikh-Americans, transgender women and others in Connecticut and across America.

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It is extremely important that we act quickly to send a strong message and renounce hate in all its forms. Connecticut will stand united against these acts of violence, intimidation and other cowardly tactics. We must not allow a culture that fosters fear and persecution to develop in Connecticut.

Our hate crimes proposal will make Connecticut the national leader in the fight against these despicable acts, and it will serve as a model for other states looking to combat hate crimes based on bigotry and bias.
 

Rowayton Office Hours

Senator Duff in Rowayton

Thanks to all the folks who came out this week to my office hours at Brendan's 101 in Rowayton. I really enjoyed the great, freewheeling discussion on a number of issues.
 

Attention Eversource Customers

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Aid for Military Families

The Department of Veteran Affair’s provides many programs for veterans and their families to assist with life after the military, including education assistance programs for survivors and dependents of veterans.

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides up to 36 months of benefits, including full in-state tuition & fees for public schools as well as a monthly housing allowance and stipend for books & supplies. The scholarship is available for children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance offers education and training benefits that may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships, and/or on-the-job training. The program is available to spouses and children of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, veterans who died while on active duty, or who died as a result of a service-related condition.
 

WBDC's 4th Annual Women-Owned Business Day in Partnership with CTNext

Join the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) for an interactive, empowering discussion with key national and state leaders about the economic clout of women entrepreneurs. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 9:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Registration is free. Learn more on the WDBC website.