For more than a decade in public service, William Tong has taken on powerful forces and beaten them. As the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, William has overall responsibility for Connecticut’s legal system. In that role, William took on the National Rifle Association and won, protecting victims of domestic violence by taking guns away from their abusers. He took on the big banks and overhauled our state’s foreclosure laws to help Connecticut families stay in their homes during the financial crisis. He took on a system of mass incarceration to give thousands who made mistakes a second chance to succeed and he reformed an unjust bail system. He took on right-wing extremists and helped to pass historic, first-in-the-nation civil rights laws, including laws to protect the LGBTQ community. William took on these fights alongside Connecticut’s families in the name of fairness, justice, and because each was the right thing to do.
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Friends, As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I was honored to lead Democrats in support of Justice Andrew McDonald during his confirmation hearing to be our state’s next Chief Justice. I started speaking in support of Justice McDonald at 10 am yesterday morning. The committee did not leave the State Capitol until 1:30 am, today. After an
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