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Katal Connecticut Update — January 12, 2024

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ICYMI - Our 2023 Wrap Up Letter

Activists holding up a large banner that reads 'FREE THEM NOW.'

For Katal, entering 2024 feels a bit like being shot out of a cannon. The challenges ahead are daunting. The world is going through convulsions. And for many people in the United States, the upcoming national elections are a source of increasing anxiety.

 Even as we remain focused on the local organizing work in Connecticut and New York, our training program is national in scope – so we hear about the struggles folks are confronting in their cities and towns across the country. And it all sounds relatively familiar. We know there are big fights to come in the year ahead.

 Thanks to your support, we made tremendous progress over the last year and are starting the new year on strong footing. Check out a quick recap of our work in 2023 here.

We're hiring a community organizer​

We’re hiring a community organizer in Connecticut. Full job details here.

Please share this in your networks. And if you’re interested in applying, please do so asap — we’re reviewing applications immediately. More details can be found in the job posting on our website.

Connecticut Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call - Thursday January 18, 2024 - 11am.

Our next CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform call will be next Thursday, January 18th at 11am. Please register for the 1/18 call here.

This is a short-session year — regular legislative session convenes February 7th, 2024 and adjourns May 8th, 2024. On our call on January 18th, we’ll hear from the lobbyist about how things are shaping up in the legislature for this session. And as always we’ll hear from organizers and advocates about campaigns underway this year. Please register to join us on the 18th.

Save the Date: Saturday February 24, 2024 -- Growing Power

Flyer for Growing Power, showing the words 'Growing Power' above a planters and gardening tools.

The next Growing Power conference is on Saturday 2/24 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Join us for workshops on growing food, growing skills, and growing community power! Registration and program details to come. For now, save the date and plan to join us down in Middletown!

Katal Quotes of the Week

“The children are always ours, every single one of them, all over the globe; and I am beginning to suspect that whoever is incapable of recognizing this may be incapable of morality.” —James Baldwin

“Only the people with hope will struggle. The people who are hopeless are grist for the fascist mill.” —Myles Horton, long haul p 44

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We can’t do this without you. Please support our work to build leadership and organizing capacity in Connecticut, New York, and beyond. 

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