Jóvenes en CT se únen para lanzar campaña de compromiso social

El lunes, 22 de octubre de 2018, se lanzó una nueva coalición llamada "Camino a los Derechos". Su misión es reunir grupos para proporcionar a los jóvenes de Connecticut, particularmente de comunidades de color, acceso a capacitaciones sobre el compromiso de los y las votantes, así como recursos para cambiar las políticas de la comunidad. Esta iniciativa, desarrollada por la concejal de Hartford Wildaliz Bermúdez, la concejal Claudine Fox y Eva Bermúdez-Zimmerman, quiere enfatizar la importancia de no solo participar cívicamente durante las elecciones de noviembre, sino también seguir comprometidos/as durante todo el año. 

A continuación un comunicado de prensa (en inglés) y un enlace con más información del evento.

 

https://www.wfsb.com/news/young-voters-rally-at-uconn-hartford-campus/article_f2dd8928-d5e5-11e8-8895-d7b52b7d6356.html

 

***Comunicado de prensa***

Thousands of Young Voters to Join Forces on Get Out The Vote & Civic Engagement

On Monday, October 22nd at 12:15PM  a new coalition called “Road to Rights”, fighting to bring civic engagement to young people, will celebrate its inception @ UCONN Hartford Campus, 10 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT (directly across from Hartford City Hall’s back entrance). In front of the Hartford Times Building.

As a statewide partnership, “Road to Rights” created by Eva Bermudez Zimmerman,  Hartford Councilwomen Wildaliz Bermudez and Claudine Fox, aims to bring groups together to help students, particularly in communities of color, to access voter engagement trainings and resources to change community policies year-round.

Hartford, for example, will offer a collaboration between the offices of Councilwomen Wildaliz Bermudez and Claudine Fox along with other community partners. There will also be various Connecticut cities/towns simultaneously participating to lead this effort with commitment from New Britain, New Haven, Meriden, New London, Stamford and Windham. With a variety of community leaders signed on to spearhead this effort.  

Groups representing thousands of students and young people that have confirmed their participation in “Road to Rights”, include: CT Students for A Dream, Make the Road Connecticut, University of Connecticut Graduate Students Social Workers, The Students for Social Justice, Trinity College’s ConnPIRG, Wesleyan Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, The Hartford Chapter of the NAACP, The Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda, Danbury Voice to Vote, The San Juan Center, Boricua Vota, Chispa CT, Health Equity Solutions and Latino Community Services. Various elected officials will also take part.

“We want to send a strong message that students, particularly young people of color, must be included in voter outreach efforts,” said Councilwoman Fox. “We all recognize that voter registration efforts targeting students of color is important, but it's not just about voting in November, it's about staying involved in the process all year round.”

This civic engagement effort will continue past the November 6th election.

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