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Successful Calls to Action During the COVID-19 Emergency: Watch LWVCT's VP of Advocacy, Judy Lhamon, give live testimony in support of expanding absentee voting in November HERE. After months of groups and individuals around the state urging legislative leadership to address safe voting in November, CT General Assembly convened in a special session in July 2020. The resulting legislation enables all voters to vote by absentee ballot in the General Election on November 3, 2020.

No one should have to choose between voting safely and their health. 

LWVCT 2020 Legislative Priority Issues

  • Protecting Voter Rights & Expanding Voter Access
  • Campaign Finance Reform & Money in Politics
  • Open and Transparent Government (including citizens’ right to know and public access to government information).
  • Environmental Stewardship

Click HERE for the LWVCT 2020 Legislative Priorities Brochure

Click HERE for all LWVCT testimony in support of our 2020 Legislative Priorities

Video: Advocacy 101 Workshop January 26, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut has a Public Issues Team of specialists on several topics, mostly related to Government & Election Law. We depend on our members and friends to back up our positions when necessary by reaching out to their own legislators when the time comes to push for particular bills. LWVCT holds an annual orientation and training day for PI Team members, with remarks from staff of legislature and administration. League members and allies are invited to attend. For those with day jobs, we offer this video segment of the 3+ hour Advocacy Day 2020.

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Picture from Lobby Day 2019 with LWVCT Lobbyists Judy Blei and Mary Grace Peak and League members wait to speak to legislators about Early Voting

 

 

The 2019 Legislative Priority Issues

  • Election Laws
  • Campaign Finance
  • Open Government (including citizens’ right to know and public access to government information).

LWVCT PRIORITY ISSUES ACTION CALLS:

  • Automatic Voter Registration
  • Early Voting
  • Bottle Bill
  • Citizens Election Program (CEP)

Click HERE for complete updates and information about the 2019 Legislative Priorities and Calls to Action

Past Successful Advocacy Efforts

National Popular Vote (NPV): Passed in Connecticut on May 5, 2018

2018: LWVCT and the National Popular Vote in Connecticut

Election Integrity

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Sign up here to support LWV advocacy initiatives in advocacy areas of interest to you! Once you sign up, you will receive notices from LWVCT about activity in your areas of interest and calls to action related to your interests. In addition, we are creating a list of LWV members who are willing to make constituent calls.

Constituent Calls are the most effective way to effect legislation. You will be given talking points and asked to call your legislator to support or oppose upcoming legislation.