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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

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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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CT online voter registrationLWVCT is proud to work with the Secretary of the State's Office to provide a link to online voter registration.

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LWVCT Centennial Gala

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is hosting a gala dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and women winning the right to vote. Plan to join us for an evening of celebration and inspiration!

February 22, 2020
5:00 pm
Italian Center, Stamford, CT

Look for an invitation and registration information in December!

Support LWVCT! Sponsor the Gala or buy a program ad. 

Gala Honorees

Juanita JamesOutstanding Woman in Philanthropy
Juanita T. James 
President and CEO, Fairfield County Community Foundation

Juanita T. James joined the Community Foundation in 2011. As President & CEO, she is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission of promoting philanthropy to create systemic change in Fairfield County, fostering a vital and inclusive community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. She is currently a Director for Asbury Automotive Group, First County Bank, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and CFLEADS. She is also a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Lesley University, a Trustee Emerita of Princeton University and a former Trustee of the University of Connecticut.

Indra NooyiOutstanding Woman in Business
Indra K. Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. In this role, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. Currently, Mrs. Nooyi is a member of the board of Amazon and she serves as a member of the board of Schlumberger Limited. She is also a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Keynote Speaker

Judge Rosemary M. CollyerJudge Rosemary M. Collyer
Chief Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court & Senior Judge, DC Circuit

The keynote speaker will be Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, Senior United States District Judge, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, and who currently presides over the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court in Washington, D.C. Judge Collyer has a special relationship with Connecticut: her father, Thomas C. Mayers was mayor of Stamford from 1963-1967.

 

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LWVCT Honored at CT Suffrage Centennial Kick Off Event

LWVCT received the CT Suffrage Centennial Award at the Capitol when the Connecticut passage of the 19th Amendment was celebrated as the 100th Anniversary is approaching.  This event was led by Committee co-chairs Secretary of the State, Denise Merrill, Lieutenant Governor, Susan Bysiewicz and First Lady of the State of Connecticut, Annie Lamont.  LWVCT is proud to accept this award on behalf of all the members who have contributed to our mission work for almost 100 years.  League leaders joined President Carol Reimers and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to mark this special day for LWVCT.

Centennial award event

 

People Powered Fair Maps Campaign

LWVCT is proud to be part of the newly 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.

Join the effort here in Connecticut by contacting lwvct@lwvct.org.

 

 

Census 2020

LWVCT is working coalition with other organizations to make sure that Connecticut get the best Census count in 2020.  You can help too!

 

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Voter information is what the League of Women Voters does best!  We designed VoteCT.net to help 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 working at the polls. All in one spot!   

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Automatic Voter Registration

LWVCT urges Governor Lamont to include automatic voter registration when there is a special session of the General Assembly.

Read the article. 

 

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.  

 

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.

 

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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.

Event Date: 
Nov 24 2019 - 3:00pm
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Litchfield Historical Society

The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County announced today that it will partner with the Litchfield Historical Society to present “Feet on the Ground at the Border” with Mary Alice McCabe, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. The talk is Sunday,

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.