On January 31st, 2023 lawmakers from the Connecticut General Assembly and civil rights, labor, grassroots, and faith-based organizations together called for the passage of the Connecticut Voting Rights Act (CTVRA). By enacting this landmark legislation, Connecticut would join California, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and New York as states with their own voting rights acts to bolster protections against discriminatory barriers that would infringe upon the ability to exercise the fundamental right to vote.

Over 50 organizations, including the ACLU of Connecticut, the Legal Defense Fund, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause in Connecticut, Connecticut NAACP State Conference, Hispanic Federation, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, sent a letter to Connecticut’s legislative leadership and Governor Ned Lamont encouraging them to prioritize and pass the CTVRA this session.

Speakers: State Senator Mae Flexer, (D) 29th District; State Representative Geraldo Reyes Jr., (D) 75th District; State Representative Corey P. Paris, (D) 145th District