The Norwalk Hour

El­lie Kou­sidis for a ‘strong moral com­pass’

- Society · Connecticut · Norwalk, CT · Bob Duff

I’m a sin­gle mom and an at­tor­ney. I spend my days ad­vo­cat­ing for client’s rights in and out of court. At home, I’m charged with pro­tect­ing, nur­tur­ing and en­cour­ag­ing two young chil­dren to be­come re­spect­ful and am­bi­tious adults. I am in­tensely aware of the in­tri­ca­cies of our le­gal sys­tem and the im­por­tance of keep­ing our loved ones safe.

I was tremen­dously dis­ap­pointed and dis­heart­ened when HB6004 was pushed through the state Se­nate this sum­mer. This anti-po­lice leg­is­la­tion, co-au­thored by Bob Duff, was ef­fec­tively drafted, voted on and signed into law un­der the cover of dark­ness. This hasty process lacked even mar­ginal con­sid­er­a­tion and ob­jec­tiv­ity. Cre­at­ing and chang­ing laws in­tended to pro­tect the rights of the peo­ple of Con­necti­cut surely de­serves more. Dis­card­ing due process has re­sulted in a bill that con­tains am­bi­gu­ity, vague­ness and poorly de­fined terms, which will take years to de­fine in the courts.

This bill fails in its mis­sion to pro­tect the peo­ple. Any po­lice re­form bill must be rea­son­ably thought through and have am­ple in­put from cit­i­zens be­fore be­ing passed. Com­mon-sense leg­is­la­tion re­quires thought and dis­cus­sion not haste, hash­tags and press re­leases.

I pub­licly sup­port El­lie Kou­sidis for state Se­nate. El­lie has a strong moral com­pass and fights for what she be­lieves in. She is a voice of the peo­ple be­cause she is one us. She is ac­count­able, al­ways takes a rea­son­able and thought­ful ap­proach in ev­ery­thing she does and will bring a level head to Con­necti­cut’s Se­nate and usher in a com­mon-sense ap­proach to im­prov­ing Con­necti­cut.

Jes­sica Kor­das Nor­walk

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