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Connecticut Update – March 10, 2022

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#FreeThemNowCT House Party

Friends and Family of our members Julia and Josh at #FreeThemNowCT House Party, March 9th, 2022

Last night, our members Julia and Josh hosted a #FreeThemNowCT House Party which was facilitated by apprentice organizer Sir Gaston and senior community organizer Melanie Dominiguez. Community members discussed decarceration, the lasting impacts of the war on drugs, and our demand for Governor Lamont to develop a comprehensive and transparent COVID-19 plan for incarcerated people in Connecticut. Click here to learn more about our #FreeThemNowCT campaign and take action here to demand Governor Lamont protect incarcerated people from COVID-19. 

Hosting a house party is a great way to get your friends and neighbors involved in understanding the issues and organizing for justice. Contact Kenyatta Muzzanni at to learn more about our #FreeThemNow CT campaign and for more information on hosting a house party in Connecticut.


CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call Recap

Last week , we held our March CT Statewide Criminal Justice Call. Connecticut is in the middle of its short legislative session and there is a lot of organizing happening around police accountability, ending solitary confinement, the future of the Manson Youth institution, COVID-19 behind bars, and much more. 

 If you’re interested in learning about what’s happening with criminal justice reform in Connecticut, then you don’t want to miss this call. Every month, organizers, advocates, and community members gather to share updates on various reform campaigns. And each call starts with an insider report from our lobbyist, about what’s happening behind the scenes. Register here to join us on Thursday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about the statewide call or would like to be a presenter on the call, please contact Kenyatta at

We’re hiring – CT Community Organizer Position

We’re hiring for a community organizer in Connecticut. This is a great opportunity for organizers who want to join a steller organizing team focused on:

  • Building collective power 
  • Advancing racial justice 
  • Developing the leadership of neighborhood residents

 Click here to apply for the Connecticut Community Organizer Position!

This position will work to build campaigns to end mass incarceration, mass criminalization, and the war on drugs in Connecticut. Please share this posting in your networks or with anyone you think may be interested. Details about the position, including salary range and how to apply, are here!

ICYMI: Katal Turns 6 

In case you missed it, February was our anniversary. Katal is now six years old — we’re immensely proud of all we’ve accomplished together over this time. To honor this anniversary, please join us by supporting Katal. Your contributions fuel our work to build the leadership and organizing capacity of everyday people to work together to change systems.

Katal Quotes of the Week

These are some of the quotes we’re thinking about this week. 

“You don’t get to choose the time you  live in. But you do get to choose who you want to be, and what you want to think.” – Grace Lee Boggs

“Fascism is a product of capitalism in crisis.” – Walter Rodney

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