Featured Events

  • Rev. Dr. William J Barber II: A Moral Message For Bridgeport

    Friday, December 8th, 2023
    Doors open at 6:00pm, Event starts at 7:00pm
    The Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport CT 06605
    Third times the charm! ✨ ✊🏾 ✨ Due to an airline emergency that prevented him from coming on Nov. 3rd, Rev. Barber has rescheduled his visit to Bridgeport for Friday, December 8th. We're looking forward to hearing from one of the greatest organizers, strategists, and orators in the nation! Join us on Friday, Dec. 8th, 2023 at The Klein Memorial Auditorium for a soul stirring evening with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Tickets are $10 for Bridgeport residents and $35 for non-residents.
  • Dance It Out! Holiday Party & Fundraiser

    Friday, December 15th, 2023
    Gather Tap & Tavern
    155 State Street, Bridgeport CT
    Celebrate with us at our end-of-year holiday party and fundraiser! ✨ 💃🏽 2023 has been a lot. So let's gather to sweat it out, work it out, dance it out! Together, we will celebrate our 2023 organizing wins, toast to our seven years of building our grassroots movement for change, and honor our members and community partners. We are in this fight together for the just, equitable, democratic, and livable Bridgeport we know is possible! Please join us for drinks, cocktails, food and a lot of dancing! Vibes by DJ David Daniels.
  • NEW MAYORAL PRIMARY

    Election Day: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
    Polls are open 6:00am - 8:00pm
    On Wednesday, Nov. 1, a Bridgeport Superior Court judge ruled that the results from Bridgeport's September 12th, 2023 mayoral primary must be overturned because of shocking video evidence showing political operatives breaking election laws that govern absentee ballots. On Tuesday, January 23rd, Bridgeport voters registered with the Democratic Party will have the opportunity to vote in a new primary election for Mayor. Click the link below to read more about this important election!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting

    Wednesday, December 6th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Bridgeport Antiracism Collective (BARC) is a multiracial space for individuals and community leaders committed to developing a personal practice of antiracism here in Bridgeport. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of every month. Email undoingracismbpt@gmail.com to request to join the group!
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We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at our office at 1119 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport. Food and drink is provided. All Members and new Members are welcome!
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Our Mission and Core Values

Bridgeport Generation Now is a movement!

We build collective power by strengthening civic engagement in ourselves and our communities. As a grassroots, member-based organization, Bridgeport Generation Now uses the tools of community organizing to dismantle systemic racism and systemic corruption and build a just, equitable, democratic, and livable city!

OUR PRIORITIES

  • Good Governance
  • Democratic Empowerment
  • Justice & Equity
  • Livability

WE VALUE

  • Intersectionality
  • Collective Action
  • Openness
  • Ethics
  • and above all, Love

OUR WORK GUIDES US TO

  • Be together, not the same
  • Foster creativity
  • Maintain vision through relationships
  • Allow for mistakes
  • Choose curiosity over fear

 

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Membership

Membership

Join as a Member of Bridgeport Generation Now – and be part of the movement for a more just, equitable, democratic and livable Bridgeport!

AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL:

  • Attend monthly meetings and meet fellow Bridgeporters committed to social change
  • Engage in civic and political education
  • Do policy and issue research
  • Plan and organize events and projects
  • Take on leadership roles within our organizing campaigns
  • Commit to annual dues of a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $100. Dues and donations are tax deductible.
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Our Story

Our Story

Over the past forty years, entrenched systemic injustices in Bridgeport broke our civic institutions, our grassroots leadership, and our people power. Decades of corruption and systemic racism are directly tied to economic inequality in Bridgeport. Community power continues to be closely held in the hands of a few, and distributed by politically motivated gatekeepers.

So, in the early winter of 2016, a diverse group of ten people came together and started meeting to form Bridgeport Generation Now, with the simple vision and commitment that we needed to take some kind of positive action if we wanted to be the change we wished to see in our city.

Are you inspired by our movement? Click below to learn more about the history of Bridgeport Generation Now, who we are, and why for the past 7 years, we’ve led an organized movement for change here in Bridgeport!

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Public mural artwork by local artist Liz Squillace

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