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.
“In the race to succeed Attorney General George Jepsen, who is not running for re-election, Connecticut residents have an easy choice. Democrat William Tong, an attorney, long-time legislator and chairman of the state House Judiciary Committee, has the experience necessary for the job and the right outlook for the people of Connecticut, with a clear record
“In this moment so many of us feel like we have a target on our backs. That is largely due to the president and his policies and the way that he’s bearing down on people in Connecticut. It feels very much to me like if you’re an immigrant or if you’re a woman or
“State governments can work together, and state and local governments can work together, to take the lead on these issues,” he said. The consequences can be enormous, he said, citing the lobster die-off in Long Island Sound in the last 20 years. “Norwalk had the second-largest lobster industry in the world, next to Maine, and
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