Featured Events

  • SUPPORT ABSENTEE BALLOT REFORM! Sign the Petition!

    2024 Legislative Session
    All Connecticut voters deserve to cast our votes - whether in person or through the absentee process - free from political harassment, targeting, manipulation, and fraud. This is especially true for voters who are most vulnerable to abuse: our elderly, disabled, low-income, and monolingual Spanish-speaking voters. Political operatives target and manipulate some of our most vulnerable voters by inserting themselves into the absentee ballot voting process, all for the purpose of controlling the outcome of our elections. There is one simple solution that would end this abuse. We must remove partisan actors from the absentee ballot process.
  • NEW MAYORAL ELECTION

    Election Day: Tuesday, February 27th, 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, February 27th, ALL Bridgeport voters will have the opportunity to vote in a re-do election for Mayor. Click the link below to read more about this important election!
  • February Member Meeting

    Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00pm
    1119 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06604
    Join us for our February Member Meeting! 2024 is going to be a pivotal year for organizing what Rev. Barber called our "truth-telling movement." We'll continue our discussion of our priorities for this year's legislative session and our organizing strategy for getting a comprehensive bill passed to reform the absentee ballot process and protect our local democracy! We'll also talk about the upcoming mayoral election re-do on Tues., Feb. 27th. Food & drink provided!
  • Bridgeport Anti-Racism Collective Meeting

    Wednesday, February 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!
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Monthly Member Meetings

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

 

Featured Videos

We Are In This Together!
Protecting Voting Rights in Bridgeport!
Police Chief Search Press Conference
Public Art with Liz Squillace

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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