Riley Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley joins other legislators and advocates to call for passage of a bill to protect victims of domestic violence by prohibiting possession of firearms by anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order upon notice of being served. The bill also seeks to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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Riley Seeks More Dodd Stadium Safety

March 13, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley attends a stadium authority meeting to support a plan for extending safety netting to the ends of both dugouts at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium. For more details, read The Day news story.

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New 800 Helpline for opioid addiction services

March 11, 2016

Opioid addiction is a serious problem. Fortunately there's help. Here's a new number for people to call: 1-800-563-4086

Callers will be linked to walk-in assessment centers 24/7. Callers also will get a follow-up call by trained staff to determine if they were able to connect to necessary services.

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Scanlon Joins End R-Word Campaign

March 8, 2016

Calling for equality and compassion, Representative Sean Scanlon joins Guilford students and signs a pledge to “End the R-Word” to help raise awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retarded.” For the fifth year, Guilford High School participated in the national End the R-Word campaign.

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