ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LETTER BY CLICKING HERE!
Connecticut’s Primary has been reschedule along with the Presidential Primary to Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 🗳
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. We urge the Governor to issue an executive order that would eliminate restrictive language in the statutes during this emergency, and we need your help!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:• READ our letter to the editor – included below in its entirety – which we submitted to publications across the state:
Election accessibility requires Governor Lamont’s immediate attention.
The League of Women Voters of New Canaan believes that no-excuse absentee ballots will make participation in upcoming elections easier during these extraordinary times. All citizens deserve safe access to elections.
Join us in calling on Governor Lamont to issue an executive order (1) eliminating restrictive language in the statutes pertaining to absentee ballots and (2) simplifying the process for obtaining absentee ballots during this public health emergency. Today, for instance, while the application for an absentee ballot is available online, it must be printed on legal-sized paper (8 ½” x 14″) to be valid.
We cannot delay. Call Governor Lamont at (860) 566-4840 or (800) 406-1527 or email him HERE. Ask him to take immediate action to ensure safe voting options for Connecticut’s upcoming Primary and Presidential Elections.
Please sign our group letter by going to our website.
League of Women Voters of New Canaan
SIGN THE PETITION BY CLICKING HERE! YOU’VE SIGNED THE LETTER AND SHARED THE LINK WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?• CLICK HERE to send your own letter to the Governor urging him to take this action.
• ENCOURAGE your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same, as individual constituents.
• TALK to your town’s election officials about the best ways to make this possible.
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**Please note that the League of Women Voters of New Canaan is not asking for monetary donations toward this petition. Change.org does ask for funding to help in their mission, but that money does not go toward the League nor their work to provide safe voting during COVID-19. We are not asking you to donate at this time. Should you wish to donate to us, you may do so here. Thank you for your support!
The League of Women Voters of New Canaan is delighted to announce that Patti Russo, Executive Director of the Campaign School (TCS) at Yale, will be speaking at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at the Country Club of New Canaan. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and founding of the League, Russo will talk about how women’s engagement and activism today has been impacted by the struggle for enfranchisement.
A dynamic speaker with deep experience in women’s advocacy, Russo is passionate about TCS Yale’s mission: To increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe. TCS Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral training program that has launched hundreds of women into the world of politics. It focuses on the common needs and experiences of political women, not on their differences as political partisans. TCS students have run for office, from School Board to the Presidency, and are advancing careers in public service from social work to Chief of Staff.
Stay tuned for details!