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2020 Census

Have you responded? Go to 2020census.gov to do the census online today and make sure Connecticut is not undercounted, underrepresented, or underfunded, for the next 10 years.

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CT VOTES! Campaign

Voter information is what we do! Click HERE to get answers to your questions about upcoming elections, registering to vote, who the candidates are, voting by absentee ballots, voting at the polls, and more.

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LWV FOUNDING INFORMS OUR PRESENT

Our first President, Mabel Washburn's statement on League of Women Voters of Connecticut purpose in 1921.

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

We are the League of Women Voters!

The League of Women Voters mission is Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy.  For almost 100 years, we have been a champion for our Democracy and encouraged citizen engagement with their government.  

Our Mission: Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy
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LWVCT is honored with the CT Suffrage Centennial Award

Connecticut Suffrage Centennial award given to the League of Women Voters of Connecticut for outstanding contributions to voter participation, building a healthy and inclusive democracy, and advocating for women's equality.

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LWVCT and Candidates Debates

LWVCT partners on candidates debates to get election information to the public.

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Connecticut

CT online voter registration

Did you know it's easy to register online to vote? LWVCT is proud to work with the Secretary of the State's Office to provide a link to online voter registration. Register here today!

 

ELECTION UPDATES

LWVCT and NAACP of Connecticut Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Expand Connecticut Absentee Voting in 2020 Elections Due to COVID-19

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July 2, 2020 - LWVCT joined the ACLU and the NAACP in a suit filed July 2, 2020 to get safe voting for all in November by absentee ballot.  All voters concerned about COVID-19 have the ability to vote via absentee ballot in the August Primaries and we need the same for the November election. Read the press release HERE.
 

Secretary Merrill’s 2020 Voting Plan and Absentee Ballot Opinion

May 6, 2020 - This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for voters to have “a plan” to participate in the primary elections on August 11. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill held a press conference yesterday afternoon announcing plans and changes (that were made after conferring with Town Clerks and Registrars) to make sure that Connecticut’s upcoming elections are “safe, secure and accessible to all voters”.
 

 

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LEGISLATORS need to Call Special Session on Police Accountability, Voter Safety and Public Trust NOW

LWVCT Opinion in Connecticut Post calling for Legislature to ACT NOW!


June 10 Call to Action regarding Absentee Voting and Police Accountability June 10, 2020 - These times demand ACTION of our duly elected legislators. Citizens can wait no longer for them to address the critical issues of police accountability, voter safety and public trust. The legislature must conduct the public’s important business in public—in a “special session” to be held NOW.
We therefore call on members of the LWVCT and the public to contact legislative leaders and their own elected representatives immediately to ask them to
  • convene in special session right away;
  • pass police accountability legislation;
  • pass legislation that makes it legally permissible to use an absentee ballot for fear of sickness from COVID-19 in November 2020.
It is time for our legislators to stand up and be counted.
Let us be sure to stand behind and support those who do.
What YOU can do today: Call, write, or speak directly with Senate and House leadership as well as your own representatives.  Not sure who represents you? CLICK HERE to find out.

 

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CT VOTES! Campaign to increase voter participation in Elections

The League of Women Voters of CT encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Voter information is what the League of Women Voters does best!  VOTE411.org helps both new and experienced voters in Connecticut find information for all elections. It includes information for upcoming elections, access to info on registering to vote, who the candidates are, voting by absentee ballots, voting at the polls, and more. All in one spot!  

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CONNECTICUT

 

For up to date information on the Coronavirus in Connecticut, go to: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus 

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VOTE411, the one-stop voting shop that has empowered millions of voters, is now a hub for everything you need to know about voting during COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

 

LWVCT to Legislators: We Demand Transparency

March 27, 2020

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Click image above to read the full letter that LWVCT submitted to Connecticut Legislators demanding transparency and the protection of CT residents' right to participate in their government during this crisis.

 

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Action at the Capitol 

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut seeks to
 make it easier for eligible voters to register and maintain their voter registration, to promote active citizenship, to build confidence in elections and government, and to move towards environmental sustainability.
 

Our 2020 Legislative Priorities: 

  • Election Laws that Protect Voters' Rights and Expand Voter Access
  • Campaign Finance and Citizens' Election Program
  • Open Government/Transparency
  • Environment

CLICK HERE to Read All LWVCT Testimony for 2020 Legislative Priority Areas

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Thank you for an evening of celebration and inspiration! 

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Left to right: Keynote speaker Judge Nancy Gertner (ret.), and Gala honorees, Indra K. Nooyi (Outstanding Woman in Business) and Juanita T. James (Outstanding Woman in Philanthropy).  Photo Credit: Bob Capazzo

On February 22, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and women winning the right to vote. Thank you to all who made it possible and who joined us in celebration! Pictures coming soon.

 

 

 

 

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LWVCT is proud to be part of the recently launched People Powered Fair Maps Campaign. The League of Women Voters, one of the country's largest & oldest non-partisan voter advocacy organizations, is launching a "multi-million-dollar, multi-year" effort to end discriminatory gerrymandering, the practice of drawing electoral maps for political gain.

Read the People Powered Fair Maps FAQ and join the effort here in Connecticut by contacting us at lwvct@lwvct.org.

2020 Census

CT Census Response Rates as of May 20 2020- How are we doing Connecticut?

LWVCT is working coalition with other organizations to make sure that Connecticut get the best Census count in 2020.  You can help too!

The American Library Association has published it’s guide, Preparing My Library for the 2020 Census. Each census cycle, the ALA provides a tip sheet for libraries to use in preparing for the Census. This year, LWV is specifically named as a reliable community group doing work in this space. 

 

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Citizens' Election Program

CEProud is a three year commitment (2016-2019) by LWVCT to raise awareness of the Citizens' Election Program, Connecticut's model program for publicly financed campaigns.  

 

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NEWS

 

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Public Statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2020

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It is critical that our fall elections are carried out in a way that assures voters and election workers can participate safely and that affirms the public’s trust in the outcome.      

Position

Congressional districts and government legislative bodies should be apportioned substantially on population. We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights away from voters.