BY NANCY WALSH • 09/07/2022 08:00 AM EST • 09/01/2022 04:55 PM EST – Zip06
This year’s state elections are more important than ever.
The U.S. Supreme Court has endorsed an agenda that I believe threatens our freedoms here in Connecticut. The strongest protection we have is our Connecticut State Legislature, which can defend the progress we’ve made in our state by defending women’s rights, keeping assault weapons out of the wrong hands, and preserving our clean air and water.
That’s why I’m urging the people of Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Old Lyme, and Lyme to join me in voting for Colin Heffernan this November. He’s an unwavering proponent of reproductive freedom, sensible gun laws, and protecting our natural resources for generations to come.
Our current representative, Devin Carney, recently voted against the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act (H.B. 5414 Session Year 2022), which expands access to abortion and legally protects providers and patients in Connecticut from draconian forced-pregnancy laws in other states. He also voted against our latest “Red Flag Law” (H.B. No. 6355 Session Year 2021) which strengthened our Extreme Risk Protection Orders and keeps guns away from the most dangerous. Finally, voters should know he voted against the Connecticut Clean Air Act (S.B. No. 4 Session Year 2022) which will improve Connecticut’s air quality by adopting safer emissions standards, transitioning to electric buses, and promoting electric vehicle usage. Devin votes against our freedoms.
Colin Heffernan supports all three of these important bills. We deserve a representative who believes in reproductive freedom, common sense gun control and a clean, healthy environment. As a voter in the 23rd House District, I want my values represented by Colin Heffernan.