Note: The Connecticut Media Group is not responsible for posts and comments written by non-staff members.

CAIR Joins Multifaith Supreme Court Brief on Immigration Family Unity Case

on
SOURCE: Council on American-Islamic Relations The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it has joined other faith-based organizations in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that “federal immigration laws are interpreted and implemented in a manner […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Time To Phase Out of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

on
Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut For years, consumers were saddled with very limited choices when they wanted to buy a couch or other foam-padded furniture that didn’t contain these harmful chemicals. Thankfully big retailers are beginning to remove toxic flame retardants. Eliminating toxic flame retardant chemicals makes our homes safer while improving […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Turnaround Arts programs in high-poverty, low-performing schools produce positve results

on
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has published an interim report on its signature initiative, Turnaround Arts. Turnaround Arts works with local program partners to provide arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty, low-performing schools in their region. Local partners include state arts agencies, schools districts, foundation and educational organizations. This shared leadership […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford Residents to Rally Against Change to Eminent Domain Code

on
source: ForStratford, a political action committee After vigorous public opposition at the January 12 Town Council meeting, town residents will rally on Stratford Town Hall steps Monday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm. The proposed charter change would eliminate the ban on taking someone’s home or business for private gain. “This is a very dangerous […] [Read More]
Categories: General

How the Congress of Vienna Influences Us Today

on
By Mark Jarrett, Ph.D., author of The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy Two hundred years ago, European rulers were in the midst of what may well have been the most extravagant celebration in history—the “Congress of Vienna.” After more than two decades of war against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, it was time for the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Citizen Audit Finds Flaws in Official Election Audits

on
Source: Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a report covering citizen observation and analysis of the August and November 2014 official post-election audits. Citizen Audit spokesperson Luther Weeks stated, “We appreciate improvements made by the Secretary of the State’s Office. We remain disappointed after eight years that significant improvements remain […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Connecticut Voices for Children Announces 2015 Policy Agenda

on
Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Connecticut Voices for Children, a statewide research and advocacy organization dedicated to equitable opportunity for all children, announced the release of its 2015 policy agenda. The agenda seeks to promote healthy child development, high-quality education from cradle to career, and strong families. The increasing diversity of Connecticut’s children and families […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Citizen Audit Report: Secretary of the State and her Office significantly improve integrity and transparency

on
Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a report of their audit of the random drawing of districts and races for the November 2014 post-election audit. The credibility of elections depends on the integrity of the post-election audit, which in turn depends on the integrity and transparency of the associated random drawing. Citizen Audit spokesperson […] [Read More]
Categories: General