Civic Health Index

Black History Month - African Americans and the Vote

Carolyne Abdullah, who directs Everyday Democracy's Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team, recommends that we become more attentive to the possibilities and opportunities during these times of conflict and division that often lie just below the surface and to remember the aspirations of those who fought valiantly for the vote - oftentimes making the ultimate sacrifice.  We can do no less.  

3rd Annual Connecticut Civic Summit: A Success

The 3rd annual Connecticut Civic Summit was held on November 23rd at the Hartford Public Library – an event that launched as a result of the Civic Health Project and Civic Ambassadors initiative that is led by Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, and Everyday Democracy Executive Director, Martha McCoy. The Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Program involve non-partisan agents of change to help build a movement for civic renewal. The program was established to get ambassadors engaged and to engage others by creating opportunities for civic participation.

Stand Against Racism - Take Action

On April 26, 2019, Everyday Democracy hosted its 7th Stand Against Racism Day event in partnership with the YWCA of Greater Hartford. Entitled No Hate, No Fear: Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice, the event brought together Everyday Democracy staff members as well as representatives of some of the nonprofit organizations that are also part of the CT Nonprofit Alliance to address shared concerns about the racist, divisive, and hateful narrative that we hear almost every day about immigration and the so-called “crisis at the border.”

CT Ballot Measures Explained at Voters Forum in Hartford - with Keynoter, Virginia Kase, CEO the League of Women Voters of the U.S.

The Connecticut ballot measures relating to the  CT Transportation Revenue Lockbox Amendment and Connecticut Legislative Requirements to Transfer State Properties Amendment were explained at this Hartford event hosted by the Center for Latino Progress, Hartford Vota Coalition, The C.T. and U.S. League of Women Voters, Everyday Democracy and the CT Ambassador's Initiative.

Everyday Democracy Anchor Partner Wins Distinguished CIVVY Award

There was a lot of recognition for the work being done to strengthen democracy at this October’s annual National Conference on Citizenship in Washington DC.  One of the highlights of the event was the announcement of InterFaith Works El Hindi Center for Dialogue,  Syracuse, NY as a 2018 recipient of the esteemed CIVVY award in the category of “local” organizations. 


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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.