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Group pushes City Council for “Community Bill of Rights”

FOX 61

HARTFORD – A group of Hartford residents, activists and clergy members called on Hartford’s City Council to pass what they call a “Community Bill of Rights” on Monday night.

Hartford Rising! announced the resolution in the wake of events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

The “Community Bill of Rights” asks for better education, more affordable housing and jobs for all residents. It also calls for a clean city with accessible health care. Supporters emphasized the need for a safe Hartford, too.

“Mothers should not have to worry about their children walking home from school or playing in Keney Park or playing in Colt Park or playing in any park. They shouldn’t have to worry, but they should feel comfortable and safe in their own city to allow their children to go out,” said Rev. AJ Johnson with Hartford Rising!

City councilors voted unanimously to advance the “Community Bill…

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