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Rally for Climate Action at Gov. Lamont's First Day

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We need to show the new Governor and new lawmakers that they need to make Climate Change a priority in the 2019 legislative session. We need bold climate action to implement a Green New Deal in CT that includes stopping new fossil fuel development and retiring current pollution sources ; create new clean energy jobs in solar & wind ; revamping our transportation system to emphasize clean mass transit ; and replacing the Millstone Nuclear Power Station with non polluting energy sources.
We want to welcome the Governor Lamont to Hartford and make sure he knows that we demand climate emergency policies from his administration. Please join a rally outside the inauguration where we will hand out literature , talk to people and maybe join the parade following.
If you would like to help plan the event please get in touch with me.

Info from the Lamont website:
Swearing-In

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the William A. O’Neill State Armory at 360 Broad Street in Hartford and is free and open to the public. Following the oath of office, Gov. Lamont will make brief comments about his vision for the State of Connecticut. Tickets are not necessary and seats are first come, first served. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive early and to refrain from bringing large bags in order to ensure smooth admittance through security protocols. Please RSVP here to tell us you will be there.

Please note: The state’s constitutional officers will also be sworn into office during the ceremony. Lt. Governor-Elect Susan Bysiewicz will take the oath of office at a separate ceremony earlier that morning in the Senate chamber.
Parade and Inaugural Address

Directly following the inauguration ceremony, the inauguration parade will step off at the Armory, turning east on Capitol Avenue, passing the historic State Capitol. The parade will then turn north on Trinity Street and come to a close at the intersection of Trinity Street and Elm Street. Guests attending the inauguration ceremony should plan for road closures in the areas surrounding the State Capitol and the State Armory.

Following the conclusion of the inauguration parade, Governor Lamont will deliver the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly inside the Hall of the House of Representatives at the State Capitol.