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The right to have our vote counted and our voice heard is fundamental to American democracy.


Every qualified citizen has a right to vote, but too many people do not have a fair opportunity to cast ballots, so we’re working to amend Connecticut’s Constitution to permit early in person voting as well as “no excuse” absentee voting (voting by mail or via secure ballot drop box).  After playing key roles ensuring all voters could cast absentee ballots due to Covid-19 for the 2020 Primary and General Elections, in 2021 we worked with state legislators to expand automatic voter registration to add qualified citizens to the voter rolls when they do business with state agencies. Those who don’t wish to register can opt-out.

2021 has been a historic year for voting freedoms as we helped restore the right to vote to citizens on parole.  Stripping the right to vote from those on parole was an act of disenfranchisement that has disproportionately impacted communities of color in Connecticut for far too long.  Also in 2021, after years of struggle, we were part of the movement that finally abolished the shameful practice of prison gerrymandering.

In May 2018, we won our fight to add Connecticut to the National Popular Vote Compact; if approved by states with at least 270 electoral votes, the compact will guarantee that the winner of the popular vote becomes president.

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Now that Connecticut lawmakers have all of the 2020 Census data they need, they’re starting to draw new voting district maps — and if we let politicians rig the process or gerrymander these maps, voters will be shut out of our democracy for an entire decade. While this process has historically been conducted behind closed doors with minimal public input in the way of local public hearings, 2021 is our year to flip the script and ensure that the voices of our communities, particularly those of Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander and other communities of color are at the center of the conversation.

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Together, we are fighting for and winning commonsense updates to our elections so more eligible Connecticut voters can register, vote, and have their voices heard and so our elections are modernized and more secure.

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