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Census Day 2020

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.

Connecticut Counts! Census Day 2020
First LWVCT President statement

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
Centennial Award to LWVCT

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.

Hartford Mayoral debate LWV group

LWVCT and Candidates Debates

LWVCT partners on candidates debates to get election information to the public.

Go Live Girl event

Help us engage citizens of all ages! Donate today!

Help us continue to offer opportunities for education on the important issues of the day and training on how to take action.

Donate Online
Voter Registration table Women's March

LWVCT LOBBY DAY

League activists at the Capitol

Take Action
Members at Fall Conference

Join us!

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

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Connecticut

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!

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THE HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CONNECTICUT

CLICK HERE to view the LWVCT Letter to Governor Lamont

Image of LWVCT letter to Governor Lamont about Absentee Ballots during COVID-19 Emergency

For additional up to date information on the Coronavirus, go to: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus 

 

Call to Action Regarding Absentee Voting during COVID-19 Emergency

Call to Action Regarding Absentee Voting During the COVID-19 Emergency

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut believes all CT citizens deserve easy and safe access to the elections that will not jeopardize their health.  Please join us to urge the Governor to issue an executive order that would eliminate restrictive language in the statutes to allow Absentee Voting during the COVID-19 emergency.

What can you do?
1: CLICK HERE  to send a letter to the Governor urging him to issue an executive order to eliminate restrictive language to allow absentee voting during this emergency.
2: Encourage friends and family across the state to do the same, as individual constituents.
3: Talk to your town's election officials about the best ways to make this possible.

Resources available:
- League Urges Chairs of DNC and RNC to Push for Flexibility in Upcoming Primary Elections
- Coronavirus and State Legislatures in the News

 

Impact at the Capitol LWVCT Advocacy in Action Image Action at the Capitol

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
Read the LWVCT testimony in support of our 2020 Legislative Priority Areas:

 

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Thank you for an evening of celebration and inspiration! 

Photo of 100th Anniversary Gala Honorees Juanita T. James and Indra K. Nooyi and Keynote Speaker Nancy Gertner

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Event Sponsors

Moffley Media Logo 

Michael and Carol Reimers

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Connecticut Bar Association Logo

 

 

  People Powered Fair Maps Logo Light

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.

 Census 2020

2020 Census Goes Live March 12  Image

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. 

CT Votes! sign

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!   

CT Capitol Building

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

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.
Gala Honorees James, Nooyi, and Collyer
Public Statement

On the occasion of its 100th Anniversary Gala in February 2020, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut is thrilled to honor Indra K. Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and Juanita T.

Public Statement

Hamden, CT – The League of Women Voters of CT congratulates State leadership and regional foundations for finding at least $1million to support grass-roots efforts to make sure every resident of CT counts in the 2020 census.