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BREAKING: Officials in Texas are reporting multiple fatalities and injuries after a shooter opened fire inside Santa Fe High School. The suspect is now in custody.

Our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones and all those impacted by yet another horrific school shooting in America.

Law enforcement and ambulances surrounded the high school, about 30 miles southeast of Houston, after a person opened fire inside. The shooter is in custody, officials say.
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Help us take the lead again and support IRIS and refugees? The 2018 run for refugees is February 4th!! Join our Action Together CT team, Or donate to one of the runners 🏃🏽‍♀️! Our goal is to raise $5000 for the 5K IRIS Run for Refugees on February 4th. Join our team here to raise $ for our goal! You can sign up to run or walk (there are a lot of walkers!) for the race here: http://s.ripl.com/xzwioy (click on Step 1). Anyone who raises $200 or more gets a free race entry. If doing the 5K isn't for you, consider joining us to support the runners. http://s.ripl.com/ncx1i8 http://s.ripl.com/9ov9i8 via ripl.com #irisct #refugees #run
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🔴🔵The Connecticut supreme court is in danger!! Debate Tomorrow! Andrew McDonald, a highly qualified and fair Connecticut Supreme Court justice has been nominated to become the Connecticut Chief Justice. Some CT State legislators are threatening to deny his confirmation, possibly in an effort to stall the confirmation of a judge until after the 2018 elections. This is an incredibly serious matter. Politicizing the Connecticut supreme court will affect us all. Please sign this petition and email your legislator by 10:30am TOMORROW! This will be debated by legislators at the capital tomorrow!!! Article: http://www.courant.com/opinion/hc-op-berger-ct-appoint-andrew-mcdonald-20180305-story.html Petition: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/confirm-andrew-mcdonald Find your state senator: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp It’s always best to use your own words but if you don’t have time feel free to copy the script. Script: Dear Senator ______________, My name is _____________. I live in (name of your town). I would like you to vote yes on the confirmation of Andrew McDonald. A no vote would be viewed as an attempt to politicize the Connecticut Supreme Court. Politicizing the court would hurt all Connecticut residents for years to come. Thank you, _______________
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We all knew this. Now will Congress do anything about it?

A powerful Senate committee has concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump, breaking with the conclusion of a similar House probe.
independent.co.uk

U.S. President Donald Trump's former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote "a culture war," a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.

Disgraceful.

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POLITICO

A photographer captured the moment U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley walked out of the United Nations chamber as Riyad Mansour (representing Palestine) began to speak... on the violence following the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Nearly 60 people were killed as Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters near the Gaza border.

Photo: Drew Angerer | Getty Images

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"It’s clear that CPCs are a threat to abortion rights and access and try to stand in the way of a person’s agency and autonomy to make decisions about abortion.... And now, the Trump administration is sending pregnant minors in government custody right to crisis pregnancy centers’ doors." Learn more about CPCs in CT: http://bit.ly/2018CPCsinCT

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As someone who has worked in the abortion rights and funding movements for the past six years, there’s a lot that enrages me about the current landscape of abortion access and sexual and reproductive health more generally in the United States—but few...
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Teachers are important for our kids and for our society! Why are we not fully valuing their worth?

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WRAL is live with an overview of the crowd as teachers march to the North Carolina Legislative Building to lobby for more funding for education. >> WRAL.com/17557574

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It is my honor to accept your Democratic Nomination for Congress to continue the fight.

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Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)

Your calls, emails, and testimony mattered. These victories to improve the lives of women and girls are yours! Read our thank you message here: bit.ly/2018session

And, THANK YOU to all our community partners, allies, and legislative champions!

A look at the legislative session.

A look at what lawmakers in Connecticut did and did not vote on ahead of the General Assembly's mandatory adjournment.
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CT Senate Democrats

Senator Mae Flexer announces that Senate Democrats passed a bill ensuring that health insurance plans offered in the state of Connecticut cover the “10 essentia...l benefits” protected by the Affordable Care Act.
#DemocraticValuesAgenda

These benefits include
• outpatient care
• trips to the emergency room
• prenatal care and ongoing care for the baby throughout its childhood
• prescription medicine
• lab tests
• mental health services
• substance use disorder services.

This means the federal Affordable Care Act's ten essential health benefits will be preserved--even if the Trump administration ever succeeds in killing 'Obamacare.'

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Christine Rosati Randall for State Representative

Protecting the health and well being of a mother and child is something I value. Rep. Anne Dauphinais was the only female legislator to vote against SB 206, wh...ich adds pregnancy as a qualifying event, allowing a special enrollment period to access healthcare coverage.

It is critical that women have access to prenatal care to ensure the health of both mother and baby. This bill passed unanimously in the Senate and with overwhelming bi-partisan support in the House. What do you think?

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The Senate passed the bill unanimously at 36-0, while the House voted 142-8 at 11:22 p.m.

A divided General Assembly met for the final time of the regular legislative session Wednesday in an attempt to agree on the state’s $20 billion budget.
courant.com

Live from the closing session

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What an inspiring leader!

HARTFORD, CT—One of the longstanding traditions at the end of a General Assembly session is to pay tribute to retiring senators.
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S.B. 206 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE!

This is a huge win for maternal health care in Connecticut!

Women deserve care at ALL stages. They need prenatal care or care b...efore birth, skilled care during birth, and care after birth, all of which can be afforded to them through health insurance.

Thank you, Representative Sean Scanlon and State Senator Kevin Kelly, for your leadership on SB 206 and ensuring pregnant women can access health insurance coverage through special enrollment.

Another bill sent to the Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy. 💪

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HARTFORD, CT—Legislation that would allow uninsured pregnant women to enroll in health insurance outside of the annual enrollment period passed the House Tuesday after nearly three hours of debate.
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Good news!!!

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Connecticut Against Gun Violence

CT VOTES TO BAN BUMP STOCKS. Following a strong bipartisan vote in the House last week, the Senate voted 26-10 to ban bump stocks and other rate-of-fire enhanci...ng devices. Thank you to all 18 CT Senate Democrats and 8 Connecticut Senate Republican Caucus legislators who voted to protect CT from another #LasVegasShooting.

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