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Labor, Civil Rights Groups Will Demonstrate Outside Democrats' Fundraising Dinner

Labor, Civil Rights Groups Will Demonstrate Outside Democrats' Fundraising Dinner

HARTFORD – Labor unions, civil rights groups and others are planning to protest outside the state Democratic Party's fundraising dinner on Thursday as pushback mounts over a recently negotiated budget deal that includes deep cuts and the elimination of about 2,500 state jobs through attrition and layoffs.

The rally organized by the Democracy, Unity and Equality Justice coalition comes a week after the head of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, the state's largest labor organization, called on members to withhold donations to the party and not purchase tickets to the dinner. The budget passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature eliminates a projected deficit of nearly $1 billion and...

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