We Need A Special Session

June 11, 2020

The past few weeks of demonstrations across the state, the nation and the world have stoked public and open conversations about racism, voting rights and civil rights that for decades have been labeled as too controversial to effectively address through legislation.

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the latest injustice against people of color, has provided the momentum to act in order to make the necessary changes to promote fairness for all our citizens and bring more transparency to our criminal justice system.

I am proud to be part of a group of legislators demanding action, and I am thankful that Governor Lamont has informed the General Assembly of his intent to call us into Special Session very soon to take immediate action on police accountability and transparency as well as expanded absentee ballots for the November election. Both issues directly affect our minority communities and we must do everything within our legislative body to find solutions.

I am supportive and committed to continuing to work and vote for the necessary changes in support of our Black and Brown communities that are still experiencing abuse, exploitation and socio-economic oppression.

Please feel to contact me at roland.lemar@cga.ct.gov  with your thoughts, or about any other issue you would like to discuss with me.