Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ald. Eva Magnuszewski (D-AL), the New Britain City Council’s President Pro-Tempore, and other members of the Council gathered with other community members to encourage people to buy from the business of a New Britain family facing deportation who have been given sanctuary at an Old Lyme church.
On March 30, 2018, Blumenthal and Magnuszewski, who were joined by Ald. Richard Reyes (D-AL), Ald. Iris Sanchez (D-3) and Ald. Francisco Santiago (D-5), shared words of encouragement for family members of Malik Naveed bin Rehman and Zahida Altaf.
Blumenthal shared pizza and said that he hoped others will continue to buy pizza from Pizza Corner, at 36 Broad Street, which is at the corner of Broad and Washington streets, to keep their local business going while the couple are in sanctuary.