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Congressman Larson Participates in National Campaign Messaging Session Hosted by Ralph Nader’s Winning America

Congressman Larson Participates in National Campaign Messaging Session Hosted by Ralph Nader’s Winning America

East Hartford, CT – On Saturday, July 23, Congressman John Larson endorsed and participated in an unprecedented, day- long, virtual Zoom meeting organized by Ralph Nader and Mark Green (Winning America) who …

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U.S. Rep. John Larson: Senate Rule 22 is the ‘Catch-22′ paralyzing our republic

U.S. Rep. John Larson: Senate Rule 22 is the ‘Catch-22′ paralyzing our republic

Originally posted by the Hartford Courant – In 1961, author Joseph Heller introduced “Catch-22″ into the American lexicon. That term referred to a fictional rule requiring repetitive behavior that leads to nowhere. …

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Hartford youth-services organizations receive $1.9 million in second round of UNITY grants

Hartford youth-services organizations receive $1.9 million in second round of UNITY grants

Originally posted by Hartford Courant – Faithlyn Johnson, the founder and CEO of ActUp Theater, says she starts a workshop at the theater by saying “ActUp.” “Then everybody says, ‘I am enough.’ …

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Rally Before Pride Celebration in West Hartford Calls for Action to Preserve Human Rights

Rally Before Pride Celebration in West Hartford Calls for Action to Preserve Human Rights

Originally posted by We-Ha.com – West Hartford Pride hosted “much more than a party” Saturday, as the tagline promised. But before the celebration, there was a call to action – an “Out …

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Hartford non-profit gets $630,000 to combat gun violence

Hartford non-profit gets $630,000 to combat gun violence

Originally posted by Fox61 – A Hartford non-profit is receiving $630,000 in federal funding in an effort to prevent gun violence  These funds come after three shootings occurred on Wednesday across Hartford.  “What happened …

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Larson Wins Democratic Congressional Convention Endorsement Overwhelmingly

Larson Wins Democratic Congressional Convention Endorsement Overwhelmingly

East Hartford, CT – On Monday, May 9, delegates from across Connecticut’s First Congressional District voted overwhelmingly to endorse the reelection of Rep. John Larson. The delegates, which included teachers, nurses, retirees, …

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“‘Social Security doesn’t even cover my entire rent.’ How retirees say Congress should change benefits”

“‘Social Security doesn’t even cover my entire rent.’ How retirees say Congress should change benefits”

Originally published by CNBC– It’s no secret that Social Security is underfunded, and many Americans are struggling to scrape by on their monthly benefit checks. Now, congressional leaders have raised a key …

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“‘A blessing’ for Hartford: Mothers United Against Violence awarded $300,000 federal grant”

“‘A blessing’ for Hartford: Mothers United Against Violence awarded $300,000 federal grant”

Originally published by Hartford Courant– For years, Deborah Davis and her colleagues at Mothers United Against Violence have sought to help people at the worst moments of their lives. They have organized …

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“3 House Democrats unveil a plan to send $100 monthly gas checks to Americans and provide relief from rising prices”

“3 House Democrats unveil a plan to send $100 monthly gas checks to Americans and provide relief from rising prices”

Originally published by Business Insider– Three House Democrats introduced a bill last week to provide Americans with monthly direct payments through 2022 — or, at least, while prices remain exceptionally high. Reps. …

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“Legislators push for state and federal gas rebates”

“Legislators push for state and federal gas rebates”

Originally published by David Enterprise– On Thursday, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, along with Reps. John Larson, D-Ct., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., introduced the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 in the U.S. House …

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“CT lawmakers react to Ukrainian president’s pleas”

“CT lawmakers react to Ukrainian president’s pleas”

Originally published by WFSB Eyewitness News– HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Reactions over a plea for help by the president of Ukraine were sent out on Wednesday. Volodymyr Zelenskyy invoked the Sept. 11 …

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“Strengthen, Don’t Sunset, Social Security”

“Strengthen, Don’t Sunset, Social Security”

Originally published by Wall Street Journal– In “Why I’m Defying Beltway Cowardice” (op-ed, March 4), Sen. Rick Scott defends his Rescue America Plan. I give him credit for being honest about what …

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