Senator Chris Murphy Speaks On Travel Ban

Immigration Ban: Democratic Senators to Introduce Bills Overturning Trump

Additionally, in an email alert to subscribers, US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about the recent travel ban handed down by the President (click here to access Senator Murphy’s website):

Like many of you, I was horrified to read the stories of people being detained and turned around at airports across the country as a result of President Trump’s illegal “Muslim ban.”

My heart broke for the families fleeing violence and terror who were set to arrive in the United States this week only to have those plans dashed by an unconscionable abandonment of our founding principles.

But then I saw the crowds begin to gather at JFK Airport in New York City. And Logan in Boston. O’Hare in Chicago. Bradley in Hartford, Connecticut. LAX, IAD, ATL, PHX SFO, and many others. I was inspired by photos on Twitter of lawyers volunteering their time in airport restaurants. And then we won legal battles in New York, Boston, and Virginia. And in some places, people who had been held up were let through customs.

And the response this weekend made one thing clear to me: there is no anger or anxiety that you feel that cannot be cured by political action. This week, I am going to do my part to act as well.

This week, I am going to introduce legislation to immediately overturn Donald Trump’s dangerous and hateful executive order. I want you to add your name as a citizen co-sponsor and then forward this email to your friends and ask them to do the same.

        http://action.chrismurphy.com/overturn-the-ban

Add your name as a citizen co-sponsor of my legislation overturning Donald Trump’s illegal Muslim ban that flies in the face of America’s founding principles.

As I said in my Huffington Post piece earlier this week, we are a nation founded by religious refugees. Over and over we have opened our doors to those fleeing war and terror. We have it within our power to protect ourselves from terror and to rescue our neighbors from terror.

And we must do both.

Every best wish,

Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator, Connecticut

Milford Speaks Out Inauguration Rally Recap

Milford, Connecticut – As President Donald Trump was being sworn in during inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Friday, a group of primarily Democrats rallied on the steps of Milford City Hall for what one member called an “anti-inaugural rally.”

Speakers with the group Milford Speaks Out argued for causes and ideals that they believe will be compromised under a Trump administration, from environmental issues to women’s rights to affordable health care.

Speakers included some of Milford’s stand-out environmentalists, like Jeanne Cervin, a former member of the Planning and Zoning Board, and Barbara Milton, former director of the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center.

Alderman Frank Smith told the crowd that he had hoped Jan. 20 would be a day he would celebrate the first woman president of the United States.

“Because of what we have heard and the trepidation we go into this new administration with, it is important that we all gather together,” Smith said.

The message on the steps of City Hall was that people need to fight for issues that are important to them. Milton said people can make a difference themselves in terms of the environment, by recycling, using less water and paying attention to energy and environmental laws. Elizabeth Wright said people need to continue to support public education.

Article and Youtube Video Credited to the Milford Mirror

MilfordSpeaks Advocacy Group Rallies on Inauguration Day

MILFORD, Connecticut –  Advocacy group MilfordSpeaks Out is holding a rally at noon Friday on the steps of City Hall, “in solidarity with other Milford residents who are ready to make a commitment to uphold the values of fairness, honesty, integrity, tolerance and respect,” according to a press release.

The event, which according to the release focuses on various aspects of protecting democracy, aims to touch on issues including the environment, climate change, women’s rights and homelessness. The event, the release says, aims “to counter ignorance and hate, and most importantly, to push back against cynicism and apathy.”

This event will start at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. For more information, call 203-767-6629 or visit the Facebook page of MilfordSpeaksOut.

New Haven Register Article: nhregister.com/milfordspeaksout

Milford Mirror Article: http://www.milfordmirror.com/70171/milford-group-rallies-for-democratic-ideals-on-inauguration-day/