#DefundCTPolice – Senators

The list of legislators below are those who supported the Juneteenth Agenda proposed by Senate Democrats, and/or are House or Senate majority or minority leaders, and/or were the main drafters of this bill. We assigned them a lobbying score based on whether they’re being primaried on August 11th, whether they are in a contested election for their seat in November, whether they’ve expressed support for BLM, defunding the police, or police reform, and whether they serve on committees that deal with issues involved in this bill. The higher the score, the more of these criteria they fit.

Remember, this list is not exhaustive but, it’s still worthwhile to contact your legislator if they are not on it.

The Judiciary Committee led the drafting of LCO #3471, these are the senator members featured below: Gary Winfield (D), John Kissel (R), Alex Kasser (D), Dennis Bradley (D), Mae Flexer (D), Will Haskell (D), Matthew Lesser (D), and Doug McCrory (D).

Now that the bill has passed the house, find you Senator, and call or email them using the following the script:

Hi, thank you for taking my call/message. My name is [enter name] and I’m a resident of [enter town and/or district].

I’m calling to tell you that I support the police accountability bill. While I recognize this bill is only a first step toward addressing the crisis of racist and violent policing in Connecticut, and that these are topics that need to be revisited in the next legislative session, I urge you to vote Yes on this bill. Section 41, which places limitations on qualified immunity, is especially critical to pass. Police need to be held accountable, and that CANNOT be done without limiting qualified immunity. Police unions are lobbying against this provision, claiming it will result in frivolous lawsuits. The language of the bill protects against “frivolous” lawsuits, and also provides a financial incentive to municipalities to get rid of violent and racist police officers. This bill is only a start, and in the next legislative session we want to see you and other legislators focus on beginning the process of divesting from policing so that we can reinvest that money in our communities for education, health, housing, social services, and environmental justice.

Can I count on you to support this police accountability bill, and to support future bills focused on divesting from policing so that we can reinvest in our communities?

Thank you.

Remember, this list is not exhaustive but, it’s still worthwhile to contact your legislator if they are not on it.

The Judiciary Committee led the drafting of LCO #3471, these are the senator members featured below: Gary Winfield (D), John Kissel (R), Alex Kasser (D), Dennis Bradley (D), Mae Flexer (D), Will Haskell (D), Matthew Lesser (D), and Doug McCrory (D).


List of Senators

Abrams, Mary D. (D)

District 13
(Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, Rockfall, Middlefield)
Lobby Score – 8

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1.203.237.9646

“We can no longer abide racism in our country and must fight for justice not only in our criminal justice system, but in education, fair employment, healthcare, and in all the systems in which inequality continues to pervade.”
– Senator Abrams

Anwar, Saud (D)

District 3
(East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor, South Windsor)
Lobby Score – 5

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<p><a href="mailto:saud.anwar@cga.ct.gov?subject=Regarding The Police Accounting Bill &amp;body=Hi, thank you for taking my call/message. My name is ____________ and I’m a resident of_______________.I’m calling to tell you that I support the police accountability bill. While I recognize this bill is only a first step toward addressing the crisis of racist and violent policing in Connecticut, and that these are topics that need to be revisited in the next legislative session, I urge you to vote Yes on this bill. Section 41, which places limitations on qualified immunity, is especially critical to pass. Police need to be held accountable, and that CANNOT be done without limiting qualified immunity. Police unions are lobbying against this provision, claiming it will result in frivolous lawsuits. The language of the bill protects against “frivolous” lawsuits, and also provides a financial incentive to municipalities to get rid of violent and racist police officers. This bill is only a start, and in the next legislative session we want to see you and other legislators focus on beginning the process of divesting from policing so that we can reinvest that money in our communities for education, health, housing, social services, and environmental justice. Can I count on you to support this police accountability bill, and to support future bills focused on divesting from policing so that we can reinvest in our communities? Thank you."></a><a href="mailto:saud.anwar@cga.ct.gov?subject=Regarding The Police Accounting Bill &amp;body=Hi, thank you for taking my call/message. My name is ____________ and I’m a resident of_______________. I’m calling to tell you that I support the police accountability bill. While I recognize this bill is only a first step toward addressing the crisis of racist and violent policing in Connecticut, and that these are topics that need to be revisited in the next legislative session, I urge you to vote Yes on this bill. Section 41, which places limitations on qualified immunity, is especially critical to pass. Police need to be held accountable, and that CANNOT be done without limiting qualified immunity. Police unions are lobbying against this provision, claiming it will result in frivolous lawsuits. The language of the bill protects against “frivolous” lawsuits, and also provides a financial incentive to municipalities to get rid of violent and racist police officers. This bill is only a start, and in the next legislative session we want to see you and other legislators focus on beginning the process of divesting from policing so that we can reinvest that money in our communities for education, health, housing, social services, and environmental justice. Can I count on you to support this police accountability bill, and to support future bills focused on divesting from policing so that we can reinvest in our communities? Thank you.">Send Email</a></p>

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Bradley, Dennis (D)

District 23
(Bridgeport, Stratford)
Lobby Score – 12

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1.203.212.3617


Cassano, Steve (D)

District 4
(Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester)
Lobby Score – 5

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1.860.478.5535

Cohen, Christine (D)

District 12
(Branford, North Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison)
Lobby Score – 6

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1.203.689.2119

Duff, Bob (D)

District 25
(Darien, Norwalk)
Lobby Score – 7

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1.203.840.1333

Flexer, Mae (D)

District 29
(Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Windham)
Lobby Score – 11

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1.860.208.0429

Fonfara, John (D)

District 1
(Hartford, Wethersfield)
Lobby Score – 6

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1.860.508.3606

Hartley, Joan (D)

District 15
(Waterbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck)
Lobby Score – 7

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1.860.206.7351

Haskell, Will (D)

District 26
(Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, Wilton)
Lobby Score – 9

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1.203.856.0873

Kushner, Julie (D)

District 24
(Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman)
Lobby Score – 9

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1.203.748.2954

Kasser, Alex (D)

District 36
(Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford)
Lobby Score – 9

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1.860.240.0393

1.203.561.4709

Kissel, John (R)

District 7
(East Granbury, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks, Granby)
Lobby Score – 6

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1.860.745.0668

Leone, Carlo (D)

District 27
(Stamford, Darien)
Lobby Score – 3

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1.203.323.2138

Lesser, Matt (D)

District 9
(Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield)
Lobby Score – 11

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1.860.501.0556

Looney, Martin M.

District 11
(Hamden, New Haven, North Haven)
Lobby Score – 7

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1.203.468.8829

Maroney, James (D)

District 14
(Milford, Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge)
Lobby Score – 6

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1.203.214.9133

McCrory, Doug (D)

District 2
(Hartford, Bloomfield, Windsor)
Lobby Score – 8

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1.860.983.5521

Needleman, Norm (D)

District 33
(Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook)
Lobby Score – 6

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1.860.767.2127

Osten, Cathy (D)

District 19
(Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville, Norwich, Sprague)
Lobby Score – 10

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1.860.334.9416

Slap, Derek (D)

District 5
(West Hartford, Farmington, Burlington, Bloomfield)
Lobby Score – 5

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1.860.519.9672

Winfield, Gary (D)

District 10
(New Haven, West Haven)
Lobby Score – 11

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1.203.676.0835


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