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
Italian Center, Stamford, CT
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 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.
Nancy Gertner is a professor at Harvard Law School. From 1994 to 2011, she was a federal district court judge in Massachusetts, appointed by President Clinton. She taught for over a decade at Yale Law School and for two decades was a criminal defense lawyer, civil rights, and women’s rights activist. Her writings include her 2011 autobiography, In Defense of Women. She is presently working on a judicial memoir entitled Incomplete Sentences: Judging, Guidelines, and Gangs (Beacon Press, forthcoming).
Advocacy 101 Workshop
Educate + Advocate + Impact is a *FREE WORKSHOP* on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 designed for League members and others who wish to learn more about the legislative process, LWVCT legislative priorities, and members' potential role as a subject specialist or advocate on issues. Our Legislative Consultants will introduce us to the legislators, committee and commission members who will be speaking. The team will also show us some features of the www.cga.ct.gov website and of their own website.
You will also meet LWVCT's volunteer Legislative Specialists in our priority areas for 2020:
- Election Laws that Protect Voters' Rights and Expand Voter Access
- Campaign Finance and Citizens' Election Program (CT's model system of public funding to run election campaigns for state legislature and state offices.)
- Open Government/Transparency, with particular attention to information accessibility across all platforms
- Updating the 1980 Bottle Bill
Even though the workshop is free, seating is limited and registration is required!
After the workshop, join others for lunch in cafeteria and make plans to visit your legislators.
Staff from LWVCT's Capitol Information and Tours (CIT) will also be available to give a tour of the Capitol. Please indicate your interest in taking this tour when you register for the workshop. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
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 us at email@example.com.
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! 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! 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!
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.