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for social justice in Greater Hartford.

GHIAA ACTION ALERT: Solidarity Tuesdays!

Please join GHIAA’s Solidarity Tuesdays writing campaign for justice & virtual happy hours! On Tuesdays, May 19 & 26, we ask that you and your congregations write Gov. Ned Lamont to take action on the issues below.  Mail/email your letters, and then join us for a virtual happy hour at 4:30pm.

May 19th

  1. Call to Action_ Relief Fund for Undocumented Immigrants and Families (GHIAA 2020.05.08)
  2.  Call to Action_Decarceration

May 26th

  1.  Call to action_ Rental Market Stabilization Action Alert
  2. Call to Action_ CANCEL RENT

This pandemic has unveiled systemic injustice in stark ways, let’s take action on these pressing issues in solidarity with the most vulnerable. For more information, clarification, or to join a virtual happy hour, email ghiaa@cljct.org.

The Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA)

On October 28, 2019, 1500+ people from 35 multi-faith congregations and allied institutions gathered to launch the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA).  Those gathered agreed to organize together around the following inaugural five campaigns:

  1.  Criminal Justice Reform: Clean Slate
  2.  Housing: Abolishing Welfare Liens in CT & No More Slumlord’s
  3.  Education: Districtwide anti-racism training 
  4.  Healthcare: Medical reclamation & creation of safety-net pharmacy
  5.  Gun Violence 

Check out our launch video to the right produced by Hartford’s own Pedro Bermudez, or learn more by clicking below.

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Attorney General Tong Takes Groundbreaking Action Against Slumlord

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Attorney General William Tong announced that his office had opened an investigation into Emmanuel Ku, former owner of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments (CARA). In 2018, resident leaders organized by the Christian Activities Council (now the Center for Leadership and Justice) forced the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to pull its federal subsidy from Ku after he failed

GHIAA’s Inaugural Delegates Assembly

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, leaders from our GHIAA congregations filed into the sanctuary at Union Baptist Church in Hartford’s North End to hold the first Delegates Assembly of the


Gearing up for AIC Freedom School 2020!

As we embark upon the 2020 new year, we are excited to explore new partnerships and opportunities to grow AIC Freedom School.  Stay tuned to learn more.

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In the last decade CLJ has made important affordable housing contributions in Hartford.

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