At DefenDemocracy of CT we raise our voices for the future of this great country. There is a lot of work to be done. Nevertheless, we will persist.
DefenDemocracy of CT raises local voices to carve a national road to change. We strive to protect the institutions that makes America great. We watch for abuses to our constitution, to the environment, to humanity. We communicate with our representatives, and act to retain and restore our democracy so that future generations can enjoy this country at its best.
Activism in CT throughout history
The citizens of CT have a history of standing on the right side of things, and setting an example for the rest of the country. This state housed nearly 30 abolitionist movement organizations, and was an important part of the Underground Railroad. The Connecticut Women's Suffrage Association began organizing fifty years before women won the right to vote. During the 60's and 70's, there were weekly protests in many CT towns and cities, over issues like Brown v. Board, Civil Rights, Roe v. Wade, etc. And even today, you see the persistence of our state's youth, who frequent Board of Ed meetings, visit their senators, and participate in great numbers in movements that make change happen.
Grassroots groups like DefenDemocracy are continuing the tradition of galvanizing the local community to do the only thing that has ever propelled big change: social activism. As Senator Chris Murphy said at our first CT on the MOVE march: "There is no fear that cannot be cured by political activism."