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2020 Census

Have you responded? This year is the first time you can complete it in online. 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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Help us continue to offer opportunities for education on the important issues of the day and training on how to take action.

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LWVCT LOBBY DAY

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League events attract citizens who want to learn more about their government.

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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 UPDATE: 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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Absentee Voting During the COVID-19 Emergency 

May 21, 2020 - In light of Governor Lamont’s Executive Order Safe Voting During the Statewide Primary, which extends the right to vote by absentee ballot in the August 11th Primary for fear of “sickness of COVID-19”, the Legislature needs to meet soon - preferably in June.

The Legislature needs to extend Safe Voting During the Statewide Primary into Safe Voting During the November 3rd, 2020 Election by legislative action, not just executive order. Since no federally approved COVID-19 vaccine could be widely available by November 3, the legislature needs to affirm the use of absentee ballots by voters who fear bad health outcomes if voting in-person.
 

Voters should NOT have to choose between their health and their right to vote.

What YOU can do today: Call, write, or speak directly with your Senator and House member about our need for them to meet in a special session. 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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THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

 

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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PLEASE NOTE! The Connecticut Primary has been postponed for August 11, 2020. This FAQ was updated on 4/20/2020.

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Public Statement

LWVCT submitted the following letter to the Connecticut Legislature to ensure transparency and to protect the rights of all Connecticut Residents to participate in their government through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blog Post

Have you responded to the 2020 Census? This year is the first time you can complete it in online. Respond today and make sure Connecticut is not undercounted! 

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UPDATE: Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut's Primary has been postponed from it's original date on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 to Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

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.