At 7:00am on Election Day Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE) began receiving a constant barrage of calls: “Can you help me find my polling place?” “How do I know if I’m registered?” “I didn’t register, can I still vote?” “I heard you guys were giving rides to the polls….” (Yes we were!)
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If poor peole voted in higher numbers we might be hearing candidates talk about poverty. Instead it remains this election’s invisible issue.
Connecticut Center for a New Economy's 2012 Community Voter Project (CVP) set out to change that fact – one neighborhood, one door, at a time. Our 10-week summer CVP project encouraged hundreds of disengaged Hartford residents to become active community voters –recognizing that they have a stake in local, state, and national elections.
2008 was a year of challenges and great rewards for the Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE). The energy generated by the presidential election gave us the opportunity to reach out to new constituencies, to find new friends and create new alliances.
By Ricardo Henriquez, CCNE Director of Development and Administration
“Let’s say that after a snow storm there is a shortage of plow trucks