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There are many organizations and agencies in Connecticut that can partner with libraries on public programming:
League of Women Voters of CT
The LWV has many regional chapters around the state. They also offer voter services and a guide to Civics 101.
ACLU of Connecticut
The American Civil Liberties Union offers speakers with legal, advocacy, and other expertise to engage with the community and raise awareness of civil liberties issues.
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
CCM offers training and tools for engaging the community.
Connecticut-based Everyday Democracy can help your library build capacity to engage your community in creating change.
Connecticut's Kid Governor
Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, each school in CT is eligible to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders can vote in.
Speed Repping: Much like speed dating, Speed Repping provides community members a few minutes to sit down with their representatives in a one-on-one setting and ask them questions about who they are, what they do, or just voice concerns. See how it worked at
Do you have a great Civic Literacy program to share? Please do! Send it to Maria Bernier, and she'll add it here.
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