Emergency Chain-In Hartford, CT
Start: Friday, June 02, 2023•10:00 AM
End: Friday, June 02, 2023•11:30 AM
If the senate doesn't take action, we may turn this into a perpetual Chain-In: We will Chain-In at the capitol EVERY DAY until the end of the legislative session (June 7), unless the senate passes the bill.
We provide the bridal gowns, veils and chains. All you need to do is register on this page - and join us to insist Connecticut legislators end child marriage!
- Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, legislative champion
- Rep. Sarah Keitt, legislative champion
- Bridget Koestner, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
- Jenn Bradbury, child marriage survivor
- Becca Powell, Unchained At Last
- Fraidy Reiss, Unchained At Last and forced marriage survivor
Ending Child Marriage in the United States
We at Unchained started and now lead a growing national movement to end child marriage in the United States by making the marriage age 18, no exceptions, in all 50 states.
Q: I don't have a bridal gown and veil. What should I do?
A: No problem. Simply indicate when you register that you want us to loan you a free gown and veil, and tell us what size you are. (We have an arsenal of some 100 bridal gowns that people have donated to us for use at Chain-Ins.)
Q: I prefer not to wear bridal clothing and/or not to chain my arms or tape my mouth. May I still join the Chain-In?
A: Absolutely. The full Chain-In experience involves wearing a bridal gown and chains, but if that makes you uncomfortable, we still want you to protest with us.
Q: I do not identify as female. Should I still join and wear a bridal gown and veil?
A: Yes, please! You are encouraged to join and to wear a gown and veil regardless of your gender identity.
Q: Should I bring my own chains and tape?
A: No, we will provide free plastic chains and comfortable tape.
Q: Is this legal?
A: Yes, we have the backing of the First Amendment, and we have permission to hold this Chain-In.
Q: How much does it cost to join the Chain-In?
A: Joining the Chain-In is free - but please consider donating to help offset the cost of the Chain-In and to help us fight forced and child marriage in the U.S. through direct services and systems change.
Q: Where is the exact Chain-In location?
A: The Chain-In will take place on the South side of the Connecticut State Capitol at 210 Capitol Ave. in Hartford.
Q: What time does the Chain-In begin and end?
A: Please arrive by 10:00 a.m. to sign in and change into Chain-In attire. The Chain-In will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end by 11:30 a.m.
Q: Will the Chain-In proceed in case of bad weather?
A: Yes, we will Chain-In regardless of weather conditions.
Q: How else can I help end child and forced marriage?
A: Whether or not you can join the Chain-In, please take these steps: