From Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to congressional races like Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty running again in the Fifth District, this election cycle is going to be extremely important to keeping Connecticut blue and taking back control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
What can you do?
If you’re involved in your College Democrats chapter, you are already part of re-electing Governor Malloy! And if you’re not, now is the perfect time to charter a new chapter!
You can also make sure you and all your friends are registered to vote in Connecticut. Get all the information you need for this right here.
Also, make sure you read about the candidates we’re supporting here.
Registering students is the most important step in ensuring high student turnout, but it’s not the only one. You’ll want to make sure people are energized about the election and that they are planning to vote. There are many ways to do this:
- Host a debate watching party
- Invite CT elected officials and dignitaries to come speak on your campus about the importance of the election.
- Dorm Storm – go through the dorms with Voter Registration forms to get students registered – even if they don’t want to stop at your table!
- Work with the local representatives of the Connecticut Democratic Party to call through the registered voters on your campus.
- Organize or participate in canvasses both on and off campus to make sure turnout is high.
Finally, never hesitate to reach out to us for help! Ed Corey, our political director, is a great resource for anything from getting voter registration forms to planning your 1st (or 10th!) canvass.