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A Right of Initiative and Referendum: Right for Connecticut?

Connecticut Lawyers Chapter

Start : Tuesday, June 03, 2008 12:00 PM

End : Tuesday, June 03, 2008 01:30 PM


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Location:
State Capitol, Hartford
Old Judiciary Room (3rd floor, east side)

Featured Speakers:
John Woodcock, III
Susan Kniep
Robert Satter

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Speakers:

  • Hon. Robert Satter, Connecticut Superior Court and Former State Representative
  • Susan Kniep, President, Federation of Conn. Taxpayer Organization and Former Mayor of East Hartford
  • John Woodcock III, Adjunct Professor, Political Science - Central Connecticut State Univ. and Former State Representative and Former Member, State Ethics Commission

As required by the state Constitution (Art. 13, sec. 2), this November Connecticut voters will vote whether to hold a convention to amend the Constitution. A potential amendment now being discussed is whether add a right of initiative and referendum, to provide voters with a direct voice in making laws, or rejecting laws enacted through the state legislature. In about half the states in the country, voters have initiative and/or referendum authority. Should Connecticut join them?

Registration details:

RSVP: Brian Freeman, (860) 275-8310, bfreeman@rc.com.

Free and open to the public. (Feel free to forward this invitation.)
A complimentary lunch will be served.

Directions and parking info:
State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/drivingdirections.asp

Parking is available in lot behind the State Capitol Building, accessible from Trinity Street, or in the Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Avenue, parking garage. Take first right after the LOB and proceed straight until the driveway turns to the right. Take a right to enter the garage and park in a visitor's spot.