Featured Events

  • Gen Now Budget Forum: be a stronger advocate!

    Tuesday, April 20th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    At this educational forum, you will understand what's in the Mayor's proposed budget this year - and get the skills and tools you need to be a stronger advocate! Click below to register!
  • Recovery For All: Email Your Legislators!

    The 2021 Legislative Session
    Bridgeport Generation Now has joined Recovery Fo All, a coalition and campaign to increase our state's health, mental health, and other supportive services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, while raising revenue through increasing taxes on the most wealthy. We can afford to meet the needs of our families and neighbors. We can afford to care for one another. Click below to take action!
  • April Member Meeting

    Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00pm
    Please join us for our April Member Meeting. All Core, General, and New Members are welcome to attend! Zoom link coming soon!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting - Virtual

    Wednesday, May 12th 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. Email undoingracismbpt@gmail.com for the Zoom link!
  • Public Safety Task Force Will Enact Local Reforms to Policing

    City of Bridgeport
    Police violence is not just a crisis on the state level. We know it is a crisis in the City of Bridgeport, as well. Over the summer, we stood in solidarity with all Bridgeporters who organized, rallied, protested, and marched against police brutality and for racial justice and civil rights. The time is long overdue for Bridgeport’s local elected officials to address it.
  • CT Right To Counsel: Get Involved!

    The 2021 Legislative Session
    We support the Connecticut Right to Counsel Campaign. This campaign is to propose and pass Right to Counsel legislation guaranteeing the right to no-cost legal counsel to all tenants facing eviction proceedings in the 2021 legislative session.

    Sign the Petition and get involved!
  • 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. To protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19, our Member Meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice.
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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
Join!

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
Join!
Public mural artwork by local artist Liz Squillace

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