Featured Events

  • Our 2021 Legislative Wins!

    The 2021 Legislative Session
    2021 is the first year Bridgeport Generation Now advocated during a full legislative session! Our members testified on bills, rallied at the Capitol, wrote op-eds, and contacted elected officials. We had some important wins - and we still have work to do!
  • July Member Meeting at Seaside Park

    Wednesday, July 21st from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    For our July Member Meeting, we'll be gathering at Seaside Park! BYOB and BYOP (picnic). We'll provide some light food/refreshments. Families welcome! We'll meet right next to the splash pad and playground. Location here: https://bit.ly/3w5H6e0
  • Bridgeport Public Schools ARP ESSER Community Forum

    Wednesday, July 21st at 6:00pm
    Bridgeport Public Schools is getting $127 million dollars in ARP ESSER funds - and the district wants to hear from you how to spend it! Students, parents, families, teachers, counselors, support staff, nurses, custodians, administrators, and public school stakeholders - now is the time to share your experience to make Bridgeport's plan work best for our kids. At Cesar Batalla School.
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting

    Wednesday, July 7th 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!
  • A Step In The Right Direction: City budget moves $2.5 million from policing into education and invests in social services!

    City of Bridgeport
    In May, the Bridgeport City Council approved a budget that divests $2 million from the Bridgeport police department, reallocates $2.5 million into our public schools, and invests $760,000 in a new social services unit for the City of Bridgeport. We celebrate this vote as a win - a win on the journey towards the just, equitable, democratic, and livable city we know is possible!
  • Apply For A City Board Or Commission!

    Ongoing
    On December 2nd, the City of Bridgeport announced that civic-minded Bridgeport residents should apply to fill various vacancies on the numerous Boards and Commissions!

    Since 2018, Bridgeport Generation Now has organized trainings and workshops to encourage Bridgeport residents to get involved on our Boards and Commissions.

    For more information and to apply, click below!
  • Prepare to Vote: The 2021 Elections

    Tuesday, September 14th is Primary Day
    Tuesday, November 2nd is Election Day
    Polls are open 6:00am - 8:00pm
    Click below to read through our FAQs and make your plan to vote in 2021!

Monthly Member Meetings

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at our office at 1119 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport. All Core, General, 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

Featured Videos

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

Core Membership

Core Membership

Are you ready to join our movement? You are a Core Member if you are invested in our mission and projects and will attend at least one Member Meeting every three months.

INCLUDES

  • Voting rights at Member Meetings
  • Organize events and projects
  • May be voted onto the Action Council
  • Part of a Committee (for example: Policy, Education, Marketing, Youth and Recruitment
  • Annual dues, at a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $100, dues and donations are tax deductible
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General Membership

General Membership

Are you inspired by our movement? You are a General Member if you are invested in our mission but probably won’t come to many Member Meetings.

INCLUDES

  • May participate in events and projects organized by both our Action Council or Core Members, though there is no participatory requirement to maintain membership
  • Connect to committee projects and service opportunities through the website, member meetings or Facebook page
  • No annual dues, but may make a tax deductible donation at any point
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Public mural artwork by local artist Liz Squillace

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