THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Connecticut
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Connecticut
- Common Cause Connecticut
- Connecticut Citizen Election Audit
- Connecticut Public Interest Research Group
- League of Women Voters of Connecticut
- NAACP Connecticut
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN CONNECTICUT
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR CONNECTICUT
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN CONNECTICUT
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN CONNECTICUT
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN CONNECTICUT
Twenty-four states, including Connecticut, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Connecticut DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
SUPPORT 2022 CONNECTICUT VOTING FREEDOMS!
The Center for Public Integrity observed in 2020 that Connecticut has among the most restrictive voting laws outside of the south. Add your name to urge Connecticut lawmakers to endorse, prioritize and enact three key voting freedoms solutions during the 2022 legislative session.
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
Democrats, GOP Submit Congressional Maps With Few Changes
Proposed maps that revamp Connecticut’s congressional district boundaries, submitted by legislative Democrats and Republicans, would make relatively few changes to the state’s existing five congressional districts.
Connecticut Democrats announce COVID-safe voting plan for 2022
Several Connecticut Democrats proposed a plan last week to continue COVID-safe voting via absentee ballot through the 2022 general election.