Featured Events

  • Equity Can't Wait: Rally For A Moral Budget

    Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm
    Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT
    The state legislature's Appropriations Committee released it's budget and it is far from adequate for what our communities need! In a year where our state’s rainy day fund is overflowing and we have a historic surplus, it is unconscionable that we would be forced to make cuts to things like public education. We need YOU to turn out on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm in Hartford to demonstrate COLLECTIVE POWER and tell Gov. Lamont and state legislative leadership they should negotiate a moral state budget!
  • The 2023 Civics 101 Workshop!

    Saturday, May 20th: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday, May 21st: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Heckman Center at The University of Bridgeport
    💪 💥 Join us for our 2023 Civics 101 Workshop! 💪 💥 Now in its 6th year, Civics 101 is a FREE 2-day community workshop series focused on building community power through civic knowledge! Click the link below to register!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting

    Wednesday, May 10th 5th 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!
  • PLEDGE TO VOTE! The 2023 Election

    Primary Day: Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
    Election Day: Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
    Polls are open 6:00am - 8:00pm
    In 2023, Bridgeport voters will elect candidates for Mayor, City Council, Board of Education and more! It's never too early to make your plan to vote! Click the link below learn more.
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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!


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


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


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


Featured Videos

We Are Gen Now!
2018 Holiday Fête
Police Chief Search Press Conference
Public Art with Liz Squillace



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


  • 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.

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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