Vice President Stumps for Hayes, Reproductive Rights

From left: U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Vice President Kamala Harris. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The event at CCSU in New Britain saw the campus inundated with police and secret service, and access to I-84, including in West Hartford, was briefly prevented while the vice president’s motorcade traveled through town.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

As states across the country pass laws outlawing abortion, Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged an audience at Central Connecticut State University on Wednesday to build coalitions in support of preserving their rights or see them eroded.

Harris shared a stage at the university’s Torp Theatre with Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson and U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, a two-term Democrat representing the 5th District, considered to be the most competitive of the state’s congressional race in next month’s election. Hayes faces George Logan, a former state senator.

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