Blumenthal reads to children on New Haven Green

Senator Richard Blumenthal

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Senator Richard Blumenthal took a break from Washington D.C. politics Friday to read to children on the New Haven Green.

The Democrat was one of fifty volunteer readers for LEAP’s annual read on the green.  About 500 children were on hand as Senator Blumenthal and the other volunteers demonstrated the importance of literacy in their lives.

LEAP is a New Haven based non-profit organization that trains high school and college students how to work with kids in areas that include literacy, computer science and the arts. Friday’s event on the green began at 10 a.m.

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