Tuesday, January 24th, News 12 Connecticut: "A coalition calling themselves Unrig Bridgeport gathered at McLevy Green Tuesday to launch what they're calling The Year of Change. Organizers say they will endorse candidates for Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education."
Tuesday, January 24, WSHU/CT Public: "A coalition of civic groups concerned with city government in Bridgeport, Connecticut, launched a campaign to influence this year’s mayoral election. The coalition’s “Year of Change” campaign seeks voter engagement to elect a slate of reform candidates for mayor, city council and board of education."
Tues., Jan 24th, Also in Bridgeport: “When we vote with collective purpose, we build political power to enact a vision – a platform – for our communities,” said Ronelle Swagerty, secretary of the Greater Bridgeport Ed Gomes Black Democratic Club. “This year’s elections for Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education will not simply be a popularity contest. Candidates will have to respond with their vision and plan for the issues we know that voters care most about.”
Tuesday, Jan. 31st: We are proud to be a part stand of this powerful coalition, led by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, fighting to pass the Connecticut Voting Rights Act this session!
“In Bridgeport, we know firsthand about voter intimidation, misinformation, and discrimination,” said Gemeem Davis, President & Co-Director of Bridgeport Generation Now Votes. “No one in Connecticut’s democracy should ever feel entitled to abuse voters for their own partisan gain. In order to create an inclusive, multiracial democracy in our state, we need real, structural change and this legislation will help us achieve our collective goal.”