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Katal Connecticut Update-January 5, 2023

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CT Statewide Call and Start of Legislative Session

On Wednesday, the Connecticut General Assembly began its two-year term, and finally, after three years the Capital will be fully open to the public. Earlier today, we held our January Statewide Criminal Justice Reform call, and nearly 100 people registered. On the call, our lobbyist provided an update from the capital and discussed opportunities for advancing critical reforms and also some of the real challenges the movement is facing with Governor Lamont and the General Assembly. We also heard from groups leading campaigns around clean slate, addressing the eviction crisis, increasing professional diversity on the Connecticut Supreme Court, and much more. Register here to join us for our next call on Thursday, February 2, 2023

If you would like to present on the Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call, or you have any questions, please contact Yonah Zeitz, at

Thank You for Supporting Katal!

A huge thank you to all who donated in 2022. Thanks to our large community of supporters, we raised more in 2022 than ever before! Your generous contributions fuel our work, and we are so grateful for the support. We are looking forward to a great 2023!

To learn more about donating, contact our senior development manager Camryn at

We’re hiring – CT Community Organizer

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!

Katal Quotes of the Week

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

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.” (Traveler, there are no bridges, one makes them as one walks.)―Gloria E. Anzaldúa

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.”―Paul Theroux

“i am running into a new year

and the old years blow back

like a wind

that i catch in my hair

like strong fingers

like all my old promises

and it will be hard to let go

of what i said to myself

about myself

when i was sixteen

and twenty-six

and thirty-six

but i am running into a new year

and i beg what i love and

i leave to forgive me.”

― Lucille Clifton

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