Our 2017 Policy and Issue Platform

In February of 2017, our members brainstormed a list of issues and policies in Bridgeport we wished to explore and elevate. Our members worked hard over the winter and spring, in research teams and at member meetings, to develop this platform. On June 9th, 2017 we held a Policy and Issue Forum, where we vetted and validated each topic. On June 21st, 2017 we hosted seven current City Council members in a formal discussion around our platform, policies, and ideas.

Since 2017, members of Gen Now have worked on advancing the policy recommendations from this platform at the local, state, and federal level. The publication of this platform represented seven months of hard work by dedicated members of Bridgeport Generation Now. We hope it permanently serves as a guide to civic discourse, an accountability arm for elected officials, and an empowerment tool for our democratic process.

Our 2017 Policy and Issue Platform was broken into four sections, based on our four key issue priorities. 

Good Governance

  • Bridgeport City Budget
  • Financial Task Force
  • Archived – Downtown Parking Meters

Justice and Equity

  • Police Accountability
  • Racial Equity in Education
  • Archived – WPCA Foreclosures
  • Archived – Sanctuary City

Democratic Empowerment

  • Democratic Town Committee
  • Absentee Ballots


  • Public Arts
  • Food Policy and Justice
  • Environment and Energy

Thank you to everyone who contributed time, energy, ideas, thoughtfulness, humility, and care to this process. We are proud of each and every one of us. We cannot do this without you!

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