Katal Connecticut Update- September 22, 2022

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We’re back: CT Statewide Call in Two Weeks

We’re back from our summer hiatus. Our next CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call is on Thursday, October 6, 2022! If you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming elections, the 2023 legislative session, and the latest on reforming the criminal legal system in Conneticut. We’ll be joined by organizers, advocates, and community members working on every aspect of criminal justice reform in the state. The call will start with an updating report from our lobbyist about what’s happening behind the scenes at the capital. Since we’re heading into the long session, we’ll spend extra time this fall discussing important timelines and dates for session. Register to join us on Thursday, October 6, from 11 to 12 p.m. ET.

If you have any questions about the statewide call or would like to be a presenter next week, please contact Kenyatta at kenyatta@katalcenter.org


Katal Member Spotlight: Lynn’s Story

Check out this new member video featuring Lynn Ofori. Lynn discusses how she got connected with Katal and why she continues to organize with us. For two years, Lynn has been a leader in our #FreeThemNowCT and #CutShutInvestCT campaigns. Watch Lynn’s member video and join us in the fight to end mass criminalization and mass incarceration in Connecticut. 

To stay connected with us and hear more from our members follow us on socials @katalcenter


ICYMI: Katal on WPKN Radio in Bridgeport

Last week our director of organizing, Kenyatta Muzzani joined Counterpoint with Scott Harris on WPKN Radio to discuss our #FreeThemNowCT action at the Department of Corrections Headquarters in Wethersfield. During the action, we placed 30 graves and casket on the lawn of the DOC Headquarters to honor the 30 people who have died in DOC custody due to COVID-19. You can listen to the full interview here

To learn more about the action and our #FreeThemNowCT campaign, check out this press release. Want to get involved in our organizing efforts? Reach out to Kenyatta Muzzanni at kenyatta@katalcenter.org


 Katal Quotes of the Week

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

“So we, as workers, the working class, we got to realize our value. If we don’t go to work, these CEOs don’t make their money. So if workers can realize that no matter where you work in this country, what you’re doing, then you will realize that you can form something that can collectively bargain. That’s what I think we witnessed on April 1st — we were able to share this experience with the world and let everybody know that any ordinary person can take down the most powerful company or retailer, or whatever, no matter how big or small.” – Chris Smalls, president of the Amazon Labor Union


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Be safe as possible out there, and get vaccinated as soon as you can. If you want to get involved, learn more about our work, or just connect, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Katal works to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance health, equity, and justice for everyone. Join us: web, Twitter, Facebook! Email: info@katalcenter.org. Phone: 646.875.8822.

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