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Progressive coalition plans speeches, door-to-door campaign Saturday

New London — Hundreds of progressive volunteers and advocates will rally and knock on doors Saturday as part of the Thousands of Doors for Justice campaign in seven cities across the state, including New London.

Organizers describe the events as a call to action for activists to "step up and fight for issues of economic, racial, social, women's environmental, disability and immigrant justice," according to a news release issued Friday.

New London's event kicks off at 9 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church at 19 Jay St. Featured speakers include former New London Mayor Daryl Finizio and Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic primary contender in the 38th state House District.

Linda Sarsour, co-chair of the 2017 National Women's March and the 2017 Day Without a Woman, will open each event with a speech live-streamed to each location. Lori Pelletier, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and Bishop John Selders, pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, also will have speeches live-streamed.

Following speeches, the events will feature volunteer trainings, door-knocking, recruiting new activists, voter registration and festivities, organizers said.

In addition to New London, events are planned for Danbury, Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, Waterbury and Willimantic.

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