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About 50 people from groups that included New Haven-based groups like People Against Injustice, Youth Rights Media and Fight the Hike rallied on the shady side of the Capitol and spoke animatedly with each other as they waited almost an hour for the event to begin, as organizers tried to round up supportive legislators to address the crowd. The lawmakers were having a busy day inside.

Co-Emcee Barbara Fair of New Haven laid out the reason for the gathering—to discuss legislation proposed by grassroots groups around the state and hold legislators accountable to their constituents in the community.

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