The Connecticut General Assembly’s Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety has finally put up a website as promised. It can be found at http://www.cga.ct.gov/asaferconnecticut/
It lists the various subgroups and when they will be hearing public testimony. It also contains an email address you can submit testimony to if you can’t attend. firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate in the subject of your email to which working group(s) you would like your testimony directed (gun violence prevention, school security, and/or mental health services). Please be aware that any submitted testimony may be made public.
Remember, these hearings don’t address any one specific bill. They will be submitting one AFTER all the hearings based upon all the testimony. These hearings are also not to address the dozens of specific bills already out there. Keep it general, but stick to the topic of violence in schools and how it relates to the topic of the hearing you attend. Keep it to one page, but make sure you tell them you don’t want ANY more restrictions on our rights, and tell them why restricting your rights will do nothing to reduce school violence.
Also remember what you send becomes public record, don’t say anything you don’t want your mother or your boss to read.