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Voting & Elections 05.25.2021

Senate Approves Pro-Voter Bill

While some state legislatures are trying to limit voter participation, our General Assembly is working to reduce barriers and improve voting access. The bill passed today is an important part of that effort, and we urge the House to approve it quickly.

Legislature Votes to End ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

The shameful 230-year-old practice called “prison gerrymandering” has meant that power has been redistributed unfairly. Communities where prisons are built have gotten an outsize say in Connecticut elections at the expense of other areas.

Voting & Elections 05.12.2021

Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Passage of Historic No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Legislation; Call for Immediate Action on Senate Bill 5

The Connecticut House voted 104-44 in favor of House Joint Resolution 58 - to allow for no-excuse absentee ballot voting in Connecticut. The resolution now heads to the Senate. The legislature will have to pass the resolution again next session for it to appear on the ballot in 2024.

Voting & Elections 05.6.2021

Common Cause in Connecticut Applauds House for Passing Historic Early Voting Resolution; Calls for Swift Action on Absentee Ballot Voting & Senate Bill 5

Jury Convicts George Floyd’s Killer on All Counts

Tonight’s verdicts were a step toward police accountability. But they don’t change the fact of George Floyd’s death. They don’t change the horrifying circumstances of his death. 

Voting & Elections 02.5.2021

‘Our Voice, Our Vote CT’ Builds on Success of 2020 Election; Calls for Expanded Absentee Ballots, Early Voting, Automatic Voter Registration, Voting Rights for People on Parole & More

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