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CT Delegation: Be My Guest at State of Union

By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

In keeping with President Obama’s theme of inequality in the United States for his State of the Union address on Tuesday, some Connecticut lawmakers have invited special guests.

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Congressman Jim Himes with his guest, Lucas Codognolla. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, has invited Lilly Ledbetter, a woman’s right activist who filed a landmark employment discrimination case that reached the Supreme Court, but lost because she had exceeded the statute of limitations.

Rep .Jim Himes, D-4th District, has invited Lucas Codognolla, 23, the lead organizer for Connecticut Students for a DREAM, a group of immigrant youths hoping to change federal law to win equal access to higher education and who lobby for broad-based immigration reform.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has asked Lori Pelletier, executive secretary-treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, who is the first openly gay woman in the country to lead a state labor federation.

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