Support for Cambodian Refugees
According to the 2010 census, 3,308 of Connecticut’s residents identified as Cambodian. Subsequently, Connecticut ranks as the sixteenth highest state in regard to Cambodian population. However, our state offers close to nothing in terms of support for those who were affected by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian Genocide which was only thirty years ago. This lack of support is detrimental to those who need counseling, especially after witnessing such traumatic events. This petition is being erected in order to get the state government involved in offering free counseling and support groups to those of Cambodian decent.