Today, I joined college students at the Affirmative Consent rally at the Capitol to speak in support of a H.B. 5376. This bill would standardize a policy at Connecticut colleges on sexual consent through positive affirmation from both parties. Sexual violence is unacceptable on any college campus and I will continue to fight for this bill’s passage as it makes its way through session.
Rep. Lemar shows students around the House Chambers and discusses the legislative process.
Rep. Lemar was invited to the White House to discuss policy initiatives with senior White House advisors and President Barack Obama.
“It was my pleasure to take part in LEAP’s Read-In last week at the New Haven Green. My group and I had a great time reading The Time Machine by H.G. Wells,” said Rep. Lemar.
Rep. Roland Lemar and Rep. Mary Mushinsky with their intern, Jessica Bille.
Rep. Roland Lemar meeting with the East Rock Record students reporters in the House Chamber.
Rep. Lemar proudly votes YES on a bill protecting vulnerable users of public rights of way. The bill creates a maximum fine of $1000 on a person operating a motor vehicle on a public way who fails to exercise reasonable care and causes the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable user of a public way.
Rep. Lemar spoke about pedestrian and cyclist safety at the Bike to Work Breakfast at Devil's Gear Bike Shop, focusing on the newly passed Vulnerable User's Bill.