Wethersfieldwomenforprogress.org

Past Events

WWfP March Meeting

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This month’s meeting is for anyone in town who wants more diverse representation in government and other public roles. Did you know that over the last 20 years or so, Wethersfield Democrats have never nominated a town council candidate slate with at least 50% women on it? We can do better!


We'll have guests to speak about the importance of more women and diverse voices in government and how we can put our goals into action. And in order to build a kickass pipeline of potential candidates, we'll have quick forms to fill out and opportunities to meet and greet with community leaders so that you can take the next steps toward running for office or stepping into another service position, whether this year or in the future.


While we need more women in decision-making roles, we also need more leaders with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences of all kinds, including people of color, working-class community members, single parents, LGBTQ+ community members, and much more. 


This meeting is intended to be inclusive and the more voices we have, the better. Please invite anyone who you'd like to see in public office or who may be curious about getting involved in any way!


We'll also have folks on hand who can let you know how to help elect candidates with diverse backgrounds if you want to work behind the scenes as a volunteer.

Food Drive

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Wethersfield Women for Progress is teaming up with the Wethersfield Hunger Action Team and Wethersfield Food Bank for a monthlong food drive. Help provide necessary food + personal care items for our neighbors by contributing items or monetary donations. Donations are always welcome at Wethersfield Town Hall, Youth and Social Services Department, during business hours. 

For more drop-off locations and suggested donations, visit https://www.facebook.com/wethersfieldfooddrive/ .

WWfP February Meeting

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  • Local announcements
  • Discussion of this year's statewide legislative agenda and how we can advocate for policies we care about! 

  

Bring your feedback and energy. We are looking forward to meeting you!  

Kids and breastfeeding are welcome!   


WWfP January Meeting

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  • Local announcements
  • Discussion of our goals for the year and ways we can take collective action to improve our town for all residents! 

Bring your feedback and energy. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Kids and breastfeeding are welcome!

WWfP December Meeting

  This month’s public meeting is for anyone in town who is committed to public education! 

We are so lucky to have Jennifer Murrihy coming to lead us in an interactive discussion about our schools, the board of education, budgets, policy, and more. Jennifer is life-long educator who serves as the Assistant Superintendent of East Haven Public Schools and as the Vice President of the Wethersfield Education Foundation. Bring your questions, passion, and vision for our schools.
Everyone is welcome!
 

BE A VOTER

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Claim your voice and power -- be a voter! 

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm in Connecticut. The earlier in the day you vote, the better, but remember: if you are in line by 8pm you have the right to stay and vote.

If you aren't registered to vote, you can register on Election Day in Connecticut. Election Day registration does *not* take place where you vote -- click on the link below to find location info, along with other official voting information from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

What is your plan to vote? Are you going on your way to work? On your way home from school? Are you taking the bus, walking, or driving? Think through these questions now to make Election Day a breeze!

More helpful information for voting in any state is available at www.votesaveamerica.com and www.vote.org .

IMPORTANT: Call or text three friends to make sure they have voted too. This is the election of a lifetime, and we need *everyone* to turn out to protect our American values of social and racial justice, educational opportunity, environmental stewardship and climate action, LGBTQIA rights, and more.