Featured Events

  • Plan Your Vote! Election Day 2020

    Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls are open 6:00am - 8:00pm
    Polling sites across Bridgeport. For more information and to learn how to request an Absentee Ballot, visit www.bptgennow.org/2020-elections/
  • Take our Public Safety Survey!

    Ongoing
    We at Gen Now continue to work towards anti-racist policy changes for public safety and police accountability. But we need your voice, too! Please take 5 minutes to take our survey. We want to hear from you on the following:

    💥 Your public safety concerns and needs
    💥 What issues exist regarding public safety in the city, and
    💥 Ways we can collaborate on new possibilities and solutions for safety
  • Bridgeport Police Chief And Personnel Director Charged With Fraud, False Statements In Connection With City’s Hiring Of The Police Chief

    “What we knew was a scam in 2018 was confirmed with the arrests of Perez and Dunn”

    For seven months during 2018, from May through November, Bridgeport Generation Now led and organized a coalition of community organizations, that included The Council of Churches, Better Bridgeport, ACLU of Connecticut, CONECT and former City Council members Pete Spain and Kyle Langan calling for Mayor Ganim to hold an open and transparent Police Chief Search.

    Our calls for transparency, high standards, and meaningful community engagement were met with indignation, stall tactics and silence at every turn.
  • State Legislators: Bridgeport Needs an Election Monitor!

    Ongoing
    During the summer's Special Session, we fought hard for the expansion of Absentee Ballot access so that we could all safely vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we won!

    You can state COVID-19 as the reason for requesting an Absentee Ballot for November's election. But the people of Bridgeport still need help!

    This fall, we are calling on our state legislative delegation and leadership to include an Election Monitor for the City of Bridgeport during September's Special Session, as a way to secure our local elections and rebuild trust in our local democracy. We must address Bridgeport's absentee ballot abuse head on - and end it once and for all!
  • Take the 2020 Census and Make Bridgeport Count!

    Ongoing
    Please complete the 2020 Census online at www.2020census.gov. The Census determines how $675 billion in federal resources are spent. It is important that our Bridgeport communities are counted! #wewillbecounted
  • CALL TO ACTION: Tell Mayor Ganim & City Council - Black Lives Matter!

    Ongoing
    Email our City Council and Mayor to tell them Black Lives Matter and the people of Bridgeport are ready for change!

    The murder of George Floyd is making clear to white people what Black people have known for 400 years: as Co-Director Gemeem Davis said, "that our lives are under constant, violent assault. And in the United States, it's legal." Racism, abuse of power, and corruption of policing is the root cause of violence in our country. And here in Bridgeport, too.

    We are in a state of emergency and it is the people who are demanding change - click the link below to send your emails!
  • Preserve Remington Woods!

    Ongoing
    Remington Woods in Bridgeport is 422 acres of forest community with diverse wildlife that contributes crucial essential services to our human community. It is threatened with destruction, possibly by the end of this year.

    Remington Woods is now zoned for "Industrial Use." That must be changed! You can go to "Zone Bridgeport" website and make your voice heard in five simple steps!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting - Virtual

    BARC meets the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting will be on October 7th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Email undoingracismbpt@gmail.com for the Zoom link!
  • Civics 101 Kickoff with Dr. Mary Frances Berry

    Friday, October 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts & Humanities
    University of Bridgeport
    84 Iranistan Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • The 2020 Civics 101 Workshop!

    Saturday, October 17th from 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Sunday, October 18th from 12:00am - 4:00pm
    Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts & Humanities
    University of Bridgeport
    84 Iranistan Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

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 are a nonpartisan, grassroots social action network that strengthens civic engagement in ourselves and our communities. “We the people” of Bridgeport take an active role in caring about our city. We are open to all residents of Bridgeport. You can be a member if you are involved in the community and show that you care about the future of our city!

We focus on policy research, civic and political education, and community organizing. By taking an active role in strengthening Bridgeport, we will collectively develop into community leaders who will create a new cultural identity for our 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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