CONECT Welcomes New Lead Organizer!
Matthew McDermott joined our CT office in Fall 2012 to continue the great work of past Organizer Patrick Spear. Matt’s expertise in community organizing and with our sister organizations in IAF is substantial.
CONECT Founders Receive Major Awards!
CONECT Leaders Meet With Candidates for U.S. Senate
As a non-partisan organization CONECT endorses no candidates, but we did catch the ear of both Linda MacMahon and Christopher Murphy who met with CONECT Leaders and work with us. This is what they said…..Read more…
In the News
“Weighing IDs For Illegal Immigrants,” Wall St. Journal, May 6
“Right choice to let license law live on” CT Post, editorial, May 1:
“Connecticut General Assembly leaders say votes are there for drivers’ licenses for undocumented residents,” New Haven Register, April 30
“Finch, officials support immigrant driver’s licenses,” Connecticut Post, April 30
“Mayors, Immigrants Rally For Driver’s Licenses,” New Haven Independent, April 29
“Supporters rally for licenses for undocumented residents,” News12 Connecticut, April 29
“Driver’s license for illegal immigrants bill,” WTNH News 8, April 29
“Support For Undocumented Immigrants Access To Driver’s License Grows,” NBC Connecticut News, April 29
$25,000 Grant Awarded to CONECT!September 30, 2012, The Fairfield County Community Foundation awarded a competitive grant of $25,000 to support the work of CONECT to advocate policies for social and economic justice. The grant will be used to support leadership development, training, and capacity building. “CONECT plays a vital role in bringing together community leaders of all faiths to serve as a united voice for their congregants,” said Nancy von Euler, FCCF Program Director. “We are pleased to help…
CONECT Healthcare Reform Forum
CONECT’s Healthcare Team is meeting on May 20th from 6:30 to 8PM at St. James Catholic Parish, 2110 Main St., Stratford in preparation for the informational forum on the implementation of Healthcare Reform in Connecticut on the evening of Thursday, June 13th. The forum will run from 7 to 9pm at St. James Catholic Parish, 2110 Main St., Stratford in the School Auditorium. Confirmed to attend and speak are:
- Deputy Director of the Connecticut Department of Insurance Anne Melissa Dowling
- CEO of the new Health Insurance Exchange Kevin Counihan
- State Healthcare Advocate Vickie Veltri
- CEO of the new Healthy CT Insurance Company Ken Lalime
Please RSVP to Health Team Co-Chairs Angie DeMello and Liz Keenan or your institutional leader.
CONECT is a non-partisan, multi-faith organization of 28 diverse congregations throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties, who have organized as one community, to affect change in the areas of social and economic justice and policies for the common good. Please contact us for more information about the Founding and future activities. We train leaders in the art of public life to give power to our voices and create strong congregations and community partnerships.“The first skill we learn in community organizing is how to listen; how to engage community members in conversations. We have learned that true change, in our own lives, in our families and in our communities, emerges out of the relationships we create with one another.” We look forward to meeting you!