Stories – Rally at the Capitol

A rally meant to urge lawmakers to pass a state budget drew crowds of people to the capital city.

The rally was organized by a coalition of nonprofit community-based human service groups, and was held at the state capitol building.The groups called on lawmakers and Gov. Dannel Malloy to end the budget impasse.

Over 100 Chrysalis Center staff and partcipants (pictured) joined nearly 500 advocates, family members, and recipients of state services who gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol to ask legislative leaders to pass a budget that funds services for their community. It has been nearly 70 days that Connecticut has been operating without a state budget and each day affects the services provided by Connecticut non-profit agencies.