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.
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
Stamford, CT— State Representative William Tong announced today that his statewide exploratory committee had raised over $100,000 in the final quarter of 2017. While the committee was formed November 28, 2017, Rep. Tong only accepted his first contribution on December 4, 2017, giving his committee only 27 days to raise over $100,000. He received nearly
As firefighters, our job is to be ready for anything. No matter how small or large the emergency, we are there whenever our community calls. When other people run out of burning buildings, it is up to us to run into danger. It takes a toll on us, on our bodies and minds, from heart
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