Connecticut Activist Guide: Events Feb 12-18

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

If you’re looking for more ways to get involved in Connecticut politics, check out this guide to some of the major progressive events happening across the Constitution State this week.

The information listed here is accurate at the time of posting, but please make sure to check the event links for any last-minute changes, RSVP requests, or tickets.

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Stop Trump’s Drilling Plan protest and press conference
    • Members of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are meeting in Hartford to discuss the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the shore of all U.S. coastlines. Activists are planning to demonstrate their opposition to the proposal which could lead to drilling for fossil fuels off Connecticut’s coast.
    • When: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Where: Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford 06103
    • Organizer: CT Sierra Club

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Candlelight Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    • Native women in the U.S. and Canada face one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group, and women living on reservations face a murder rate ten times higher than the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This event will raise awareness of the international epidemic facing indigenous women and pray for the return of those who are currently missing.
    • When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Where: The Women’s Table (sculpture), Yale University, 175 Elm St, New Haven 06511
    • Organizer: Yale Sisters of All Nations-Native Women’s Initiative

Thursday, February 15th

  • Mansfield DTC statewide candidate forum and meeting
    • Several candidates for governor and attorney general candidates Chris Mattei and Mike D’Agostino will meet with voters who will have a chance to ask questions. Gubernatorial candidates may leave early to attend a gubernatorial forum down the road.
    • When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Where: Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building, 4 S Eagleville Rd, Storrs 06268
    • Organizer: Mansfield Democrats
  • 2018 Gubernatorial Forum
    • Democratic candidates for governor including Luke Bronin, Susan Bysiewicz, Ned Lamont, Dita Bhargava, Jonathan Harris, Joe Ganim, and Sean Connolly will discuss issues facing Connecticut in 2018 and beyond.
    • When: 7:30 Pm – 9:30 PM
    • Where: Betty Tipton Room, ECSU Student Center, 83 Windham St, Willimantic 06226
    • Organizer: Quiet Corner Democrats and Eastern Connecticut State University College Democrats

Friday, February 16th

  • National Popular Vote Campaign Kickoff
    • Legislators will officially begin their 2018 effort to include Connecticut in the National Popular Vote Compact, a group of states which have agreed to pledge their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Speakers will include former Sen. Russ Feingold, State Sen. Mae Flexer, and State Rep. Matthew Lesser.
    • When: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Where: Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford 06106
    • Organizer: National Popular Vote Compact CT

Saturday, February 17th

  • Sanctuary Saturday fundraiser for All Our Kin
    • Enjoy food, drinks, and music while meeting other activists at Firehouse 12’s monthly charity event. One hundred percent of the night’s profits will go to All Our Kin, a nonprofit which promotes livable wages and access to education for families, parents, and children regardless of racial or ethnic background.
    • When: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
    • Where: Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St, New Haven 06510
    • Organizer: Firehouse 12 Bar

Note: Events listed and the opinions and actions expressed at these events do not necessarily represent the views of the author or those of 50 States of Blue.