On Friday, February 9th, DI Executive Director Wendy Fields and Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn provided testimony on the need to expand and strengthen the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) in Connecticut. Wendy and Karen expressed the need to strengthen the CEP as an important tool for giving ordinary citizens a voice and creating transparency in our government. Connecticut’s program is a model for the rest of the country.
Testimony of Wendy Fields Executive Director Democracy Initiative
Before the Government Administration and Elections Committee
February 9, 2018
The Second Chances campaign just made history in Florida! The movement to restore voting rights to over 1.5 million returning citizens has qualified for the November 2018 ballot!
It's about all of us.
Democracy works best when everyone has a voice and every vote is counted. It is clear the anti-democracy movement wants to shrink the power of the grassroots to advocate for the issues that matter – workers’ rights, criminal justice, climate justice and more – by attacking our right to vote and using money to influence elections and policy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
It is clear that in every election and in every council meeting – every vote counts .