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People attend a candlelight vigil called "Stop Asian Hate" at Almansor Park in Alhambra, Calif., Saturday night, March 20, 2021.
Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Members of Connecticut's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities say they are glad to see President Joe Biden’s new plan to address the rise in hate against their communities.

FEMA's Mobile Vaccine Clinic at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
Ebong Udoma / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut’s efforts to get COVID-19 shots into the arms of residents in underserved communities got a boost on Monday. FEMA launched its first COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

Vice President Kamala Harris, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visit with children in a classroom at West Haven Child Development Center in West Haven, Conn., Friday, March 26, 2021.
Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris visited two programs in New Haven, Connecticut, on Friday to highlight the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks at a rally on Temple Street in downtown New Haven in support of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Ebong Udoma / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of local activists in New Haven on Thursday to stand up against attacks Asian Americans. The rally was prompted by the recent mass shootings at Asian-owned massage parlors in Georgia and violence in New York City.

Vice President Kamala Harris listens during a round table listening session at Feeding Northeast Florida, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris will come to Connecticut on Friday to promote the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package.

She is expected to make a stop at a child care center in New Haven alongside Connecticut Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes.

The relief package includes direct funding for child care centers and the expansion of the child care tax credit — a measure long pushed by DeLauro.

The trip is part of the Biden administration’s “Help is Here” tour to highlight how the stimulus plan benefits families.