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The new "Better Choices for Connecticut" coalition, which was formed by nonprofit providers, public service workers, and community and advocacy organizations, released a policy paper explaining a detailed plan to balance the state's budget through increased revenues. The "Better Choices" budget plan seeks to reform the state tax system and raise the revenue to protect crucial public structures – like schools, health care programs, roads, environmental protection agencies, and public safety organizations – from severe cuts that would undermine the state's economic recovery and quality of life.
CT Nonprofits encourages all nonprofits to a look at the Better Choices for CT revenue plan and consider signing on. It is quite clear that if legislators and the Governor are not convinced to raise taxes, we will see some incredibly devastating cuts coming our way in a few months.
State of Connecticut Homepage The official website of the state of Connecticut.
Connecticut General Assembly The state's website where you can track specific legislation, find your representatives email address and see a calendar of what's happening at the Capitol. There is much to be found at this site, including:
Tune into Connecticut Network for archived events on streaming video. (Connecticut Network is managed and operated for the Connecticut General Assembly by Connecticut Public Affairs Network, Inc., a not-for-profit company founded to educate citizens about state government.)
State of Connecticut Districts: Find Your Representative, Senator and Congressperson
CT Health Policy Project: non-profit, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to improving access to affordable, quality health care for all Connecticut residents.
The National Council of Nonprofits and the state association network empower individuals and nonprofits to act collectively for positive change. Building on the fundamental belief that nonprofits are vital to society, the Nonprofit Congress is guided by shared values and priorities established by nonprofits in communities across the country. As a member of the National Council of Nonprofits, CT Nonprofits is proud to provide resources to Connecticut's nonprofit organizations.
Special Reports on Economic Stimulus & Recovery: The National Council of Nonprofits is proud to openly share this evolving series of Special Reports about our nation’s economic recovery, including analysis of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the economic stimulus bill) that President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009. The special reports includes one on Tips on Grants and Thoughts on Applying for Funds
ARC's advocacy resources.
Nonprofit Vote a partner organization of CT Nonprofits' dedicated to expanding the role of America’s nonprofits in voting and elections. NVEN works with state and national nonprofit partners to provide resources and for 501(c)(3) nonprofits to help their communities participate and vote.
Independent Sector's Public Affairs Program advocates on behalf of the nonprofit community and works with IS members to educate public leaders about nonprofits improve lives and strengthen society.
The Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) is a national, nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 90 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy.