VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Sierra Club Connecticut is pleased to endorse your candidacy in appreciation of your demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment. For almost 50 years, Sierra Club CT has worked to protect our open spaces and wildlife. We are committed to moving beyond fossil fuels and promoting an equitable and just transition to a clean energy economy. In addition, we work to protect public health, ensure safe and healthy communities here in the state, and for racial, economic, and environmental justice for all people. Our endorsement sends a message of your strong support for these issues.
To help voters, CAGV grades candidates running for the CT General Assembly. We also endorse candidates who we believe will be leaders in passing strong gun laws and have already distinguished themselves as champions of gun violence prevention, making it central to their core beliefs. Stephanie Thomas has both received an A grade and has received our endorsement.
AFT Connecticut represents over 30,000 workers in the public and private sectors. Our membership includes teachers, school related personnel including paraprofessionals, state employees, healthcare workers, and higher education faculty and staff. The decision to endorse your candidacy was made because of your commitment to working families and advocating for issues that are important to AFT Connecticut’s members. Clearly, this election is very important to the people of Connecticut. We need strong leadership that will help turn this State around and your re-election is a critical part of this.
Designation as Candidate of Distinction
Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America. With nearly six million supporters and volunteer chapters in every state, Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families.
We are pleased to inform you that based upon your questionnaire responses you have received our endorsement for the November 3 election. As we fight for a more equitable and just society, we will continue to keep advocating for the issues that impact Planned Parenthood patients and communities and work with coalition partners promoting racial justice, voting rights, economic equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigrant rights.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO is a federation of hundreds of local unions representing more than 220,000 members in the private sector, public sector and building trades - from teachers to artists to elevator constructors.
We are thrilled to announce PoliticaCT’s Candidate Endorsement for the 2020 CT General Assembly elections: Stephanie Thomas for State Representative! Out of the 151 current CT State Representatives, only 33% are women and only 7 are women of color. We share a fundamental belief in the simple notion that our communities and our democracy are stronger when women are full and equal participants.
For the past four decades we have been advocating for the passage of pro-choice legislation and fighting against anti-choice policies in our state. Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
The pandemic has exacerbated many of the inequities in our state, as low wage workers and communities of color have borne the brunt of uncertainty that the crisis created. Candidates endorsed by the Working Families Party understand this, and are willing to support smart, forward thinking policy solutions, centering and investing in the lives of Black, brown and white working class folks with policies like a statewide Green New Deal or a public healthcare option.