Making Democracy Work

Advocacy

About

League advocacy is carried out by League volunteers. We testify at hearings, provide press conference statements, write letters to the editor and opinion editorials, and submit other written communications to public officials. Read our latest Legislative Wrap Up.

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT) retains the limited services of a legislative monitor to track bills on which the LWVCT has a position. We also retain a part-time, paid lobbyist to support LWVCT volunteers who lobby on LWVCT legislative priorities.

To find out about the Connecticut General Assembly, the legislative leadership, the types of committees and more, click here.

Priorities for Connecticut

CE Proud 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.

Advocacy Resources

Impact on Issues 2015-17

Government

Natural Resources

Social Policy

Areas of Advocacy

  • Government: We work for a governmental system that is representative, accountable, and responsive.
  • Natural Resources:We work for the protection and sustainability of natural resources.
  • Social Policy:We work for equal rights and equal opportunity for all, and promote social and economic justice and health and safety.

Advocacy Topics

  • Legislative Wrap-up
  • Air Quality
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Climate Change+Energy
  • Death Penalty
  • Election Laws, Open Government, Ethics
  • Gun Laws
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Media Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Reproductive Rights
  • School Finance
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Water Resources

Partners in Advocacy

LWVCT actively works in coalition with others to achieve our public policy goals. Coalition work can include actions such as participating in strategy meetings, coordinating testimony and/or action alerts, attending meetings with public officials, and participating in press conferences. Coalitions are listed below by policy area; if there is a lead Coalition partner that provides staffing support, they are indicated in parentheses.

Government

  • Clean Up CT Coalition
  • Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition

Natural Resources
  • Citizens Transportation Lobby
  • Clean Water Action
  • CT Climate Coalition
  • CT League of Conservation Voters
  • Endangered Lands Coalition (CT Fund for the Environment)
  • New England Climate Coalition
  • Sound Alliance (Save the Sound)
  • Transit for Connecticut Coalition (CT Fund for the Environment)

Social Policy
  • CAGV: Connecticut Against Gun Violence
  • Coalition for Choice
  • Citizens Network of the Capital Region
  • CT Coalition for Justice in Education Funding
  • CT Housing Coalition and Home CT
  • Keep the Promise Coalition (National Association of Mental Illness CT)
  • Health Care4EveryOne (United Health Care Foundation)