Informational Forum on Human Trafficking

March 31, 2016

Today I spoke at a press conference and informational forum on how to address human trafficking in Connecticut. The forum was held by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, along with the Judiciary, Public Safety and Security, and Children's Committees.

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Judiciary OKs Tong Bill Protecting Children

March 28, 2016

Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, applauds his committee’s approval of legislation intended to protect children from school personnel who have committed abuse or sexual misconduct in other school systems. For more, read this CT Post news story.

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Legislator’s Personal Story Highlights Need For Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Victims

March 16, 2016

During a public hearing March 15 in the Judiciary Committee on legislation (HB5054, HB5623) designed to increase protection for victims of domestic violence, my hometown neighbor State Representative Robyn Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven), a member of the committee, shared a story that helped emphasize in a very personal way how this proposal can save lives.

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Tong Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. William Tong and Sen. Eric Coleman, co-chairs of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, joined with Rep. Caroline Simmons, Sen. Mae Flexer and other legislators and advocates on Monday to call for passage of legislation created to reduce violence against women, trafficking of people and prostitution.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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