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California, NY Sue Trump Administration Over Addition Of Citizenship Question To U.S. Census

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The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution. The state’s attorney general acted just after the Commerce Department announced the change in a late-night release.

The action was followed Tuesday by an announcement from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman that he will lead a multi-state lawsuit to preserve what he said was a fair and accurate Census.

The suits are just the start of what is likely to be a broader battle with ...

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UConn-Stamford’s Eloisa Melendez: Balancing College And Political Career

 

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Some of Eloisa Melendez’s colleagues have been working in politics since before she was born.

It’s not surprising, considering Melendez is only a 24-year-old student at the University of Connecticut-Stamford who was first elected to the Norwalk Common Council when she was 19.

Melendez has long been enamored with elections since she was little and her mother, a Colombian immigrant, taught her how to vote at the polls. It was a memorable experience when Melendez was able to vote for the first time during the 2012 presidential election.

“The first time I could vote was very, very special,” she said. “There’s an election every year, but there ...

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Former Latino Legislator Aundre Bumgardner Appointed To Groton Town Council Seat

 

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Aundre Bumgardner will fill the Groton Town Council seat vacated by Rich Moravsik, who in 2016 filled a council seat vacated by Joe de la Cruz, who gave up his seat after getting elected to the 41st House District over Bumgardner.

The council voted 7-1 on Tuesday evening to appoint Bumgardner to the seat vacated three weeks ago by Moravsik, who is moving to Florida.

Asked about his priorities in a phone conversation after the meeting, Bumgardner said, “I think the one thing that’s sort of overlooked within Groton is the millennial generation.” Bumgardner, 23, added, “If you were to ask a lot of young people, they’ll ...

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