Since the onset of the pandemic, groups including Katal have been organizing in person and online actions demanding Lamont take meaningful and urgent action to release as many incarcerated people as possible to save lives amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. But Lamont has refused to develop a robust plan to save lives and limit the spread of COVID-19 in jail and prisons. Even more, the Governor has refused to meet with family members of people who are incarcerated in Connecticut jails and prisons -- the majority of whom are Black and Latinx.
If you live in CT, TAKE ACTION NOW to demand Gov. Lamont address the health and safety of incarcerated people in the state. Use our tool to the right to email and tweet Governor Ned Lamont to demand the urgent release of as many people as possible to stop the spread and impact of #COVID19, and save lives. We cannot leave people behind during this crisis. Join us in telling elected officials: Black lives matter. The time to decarcerate is NOW.
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