Now more than ever, COVID-19 has shown us that we pull through by pulling together, no matter what we look like or where we live.
The CT Citizen Research Group (CCRG) is joining with members, partners, allies and friends to create a more just, equitable and sustainable Connecticut. With your help, we will do this by taking action at the local, state and national level- calling for a fair & just economy, affordable quality health care, a climate justice plan that invests in frontline communities- and a commitment to fully fund all of Connecticut’s public schools. View our current agenda here.
For over 50 years CCRG & AG have been at the forefront of educating & galvanizing the public to take action on the issues affecting all of us. Together, we can protect our future and ensure we have a Connecticut that works for all, not just a few.
If you prefer to make a non-deductible donation to CT Citizen Action Group you can do that here.
Thank you for helping to make the work possible- together we can win! Ann Pratt- Executive Director, CT Citizen Research Group
What Is Connecticut Citizen Research Group?
The Connecticut Citizen Research Group is dedicated to actively engaging the residents of CT in addressing consumer, environmental, economic and social justice issues. We conduct research, training and educational activities in support of this mission.
Together, two separate entities called Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Inc. and Connecticut Citizen Research Group, Inc. form Connecticut Citizen Action Group. This web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Connecticut Citizen Action Group.Although the work of the two entities overlap, some activities are done by one and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity.
Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Inc., a 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies the legislature to advance Connecticut Citizen Action Group’s mission of utilizing grassroots power and creating change on the issues of health care, education, the protection of consumers, the environment, advancing government transparency, and urging corporate accountability.
Connecticut Citizen Research Group, however, is a 501(c) (3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law. Donations to it are tax-deductible by the contributor. Connecticut Citizen Action Group Inc. performs the lobbying activity discussed on the Connecticut Citizen Action Group website. Connecticut Citizen Research Group performs most of the research and education activities discussed on the Web site.
You may make a contribution to Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Inc., Connecticut Citizen Research Group, or both. Contributions to both organizations are used to support our public interest work. However, each Connecticut Citizen Action Group entity will use only the funds contributed directly to it. Only gifts to the Research Group are tax-deductible.
To make a tax deductible contribution send a check to: CT Citizen Research Group 30 Arbor St. 6N Hartford, CT 06106
Or call Chris Marolda at 860-233-2181 to use your credit card Connecticut Citizen Research Group - 30 Arbor Street 6N - Hartford, CT 06106 - Phone: (860) 233-2181 email@example.com
Sample outcomes of CCRG Research efforts are below. They are often collaborative. They drive events such as public gatherings. CCRG reports and analyses are scattered throughout the website and archives.
Connecticut Citizen Research Group's Executive Director, Ann Pratt participates in annual bike challenges to raise funds to strengthen our organizing capacity in Connecticut- making sure one more state is on a clear, strong path towards a Zero Carbon Future.
The health of our planet, economy, and communities is at stake. Right now, it is more important than ever to work toward a sustainable future. A great way that you can help do something meaningful, substantial and concrete is to contribute to or participate in this year's Cycle4CT challenge.
#DoorsForJustice DAY OF ACTION- For activists and volunteers who are committed to justice!!
Good Jobs-Fair Wages; Access to Quality Public Education; A Vibrant & Fairly Funded Public Sector; Racial, Gender and Immigrant Justice; Democracy in our State and in Our Work Places; Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice.
We will be knocking on doors, making calls, registering voters, training volunteers and recruiting new activists. We all contribute in the best ways we can & embrace our collective struggle.
On the anniversary of his assassination, we will come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who risked his life to advance progress and #resist oppression during the Civil Rights movement. Forty-nine years later, we are #StillResisting.
Join leaders of the Fight for $15 movement on Tuesday, April 4th for a teach-in and march for economic and racial justice.
Participate in a Teach-in with workshops & discussions about how to employ the best strategies and tactics for effective #resistance.
Hear from community speakers and participate in breakout sessions to discuss what #resistance and victory looks like in the following sessions
The right to healthcare
8:00 PM March and Vigil Following the teach-in, we will join together in a candlelit vigil and march calling for a living wage and job protections for health care workers.
A CCAG Strategic Training Event: Justice Works Convening On Saturday, January 30, Connecticut Citizen Action Group brought 75 activists together to grapple with two related issues that affect everyone: runaway economic inequality and persistent racism. The two are closely related. Both produce haves and have nots separated by enormous distance. Both undermine a modern, healthy economy. Both run counter to the “greatest good for the greatest number,” a principle that made the US economy second to none.
“This was an excellent event! I learned so much about the huge impact that concentrated power and wealth have on everything related to our economy, our communities, and our future. The power and reach of the financial sector in the state and in the country has to be challenged and called to account.” Marilyn Tyszka (read more)
Connecticut’s minimum wage of $9.15 does not allow working families to make ends meet. The state’s minimum wage provides less than half of a living wage for a single adult and only 22 percent of the living wage for a single adult with two children. #RaiseTheWage and #FightFor15. Click here to read the full report.