CAGV bringing Lucy McBath to Bridgeport for Screening of The Armor of Light Documentary; Please Come as our Guest

Please join us for a screening of The Armor of Light with a special appearance of Lucy McBath, who spoke most recently at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and is the mother of Jordan Davis who was shot and killed at a Jacksonville, FL gas station in 2012 over a loud music incident. Lucy is also featured in the documentary.

There is no charge for the screening which will be held at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, on Tuesday August 30 and will be preceded by a reception with refreshments starting at 5:45 pm and followed by a panel discussion with Ms. McBath, U.S. Representative Jim Himes, and Deputy Police Chief (Ret.)  Arthur Carter, a member of Messiah Baptist and former trustee. Admission is free but please Click here to register as seating availability may be limited and only those who have registered will be admitted.

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Join us on September 22 for our Third Annual Hartford Area Legislative Luncheon

September 22, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Pond House

It’s that time again. On September 22nd, for the third time, we will be holding our annual legislative luncheon at the Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Celebrate the Legislative Victory We Worked on Together

We are delighted to have as our guest speakers Rep. William Tong, House Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Committee Member Rep. Robyn Porter, both of whom led the way in passing HB 5054, a bill, soon law, that will go a long way to protect victims, especially women, of domestic violence.

We are also delighted to have all of you, who were so active in supporting the campaign to pass this bill, with us on this day.

Please click on the invitation below to reserve tickets and please forward this email to friends

When HB 5054 becomes law on October 1, subjects of Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO’s) will now have to turn in their guns within 24 hours instead of waiting 14 days for a hearing.  This is extremely important because the period immediately after the victim takes steps to officially end a relationship is particularly dangerous.  And if a firearm is present, a woman is five times more likely to be killed.  The hearing will still be held within fourteen days to allow the subject a fair hearing, but the danger of guns will have been removed.

Hundreds Turn Newtown Orange At Gun Violence Awareness Rally

NEWTOWN — As dusk fell Thursday, a sea of orange slowly swept up Main Street.

Working their way past the massive flag pole where the street intersects with Church Hill Road, hundreds of people, all wearing some shade of orange, walked with purpose: putting a spotlight on gun violence and its lethal toll.

To read the entire Hartford Courant article by Nicholas Rondinone click here.