We are a grassroots group calling for the Connecticut General Assembly to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in its 2018 legislative session.
The Compact is an agreement among states to award their electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. When states holding a majority of electoral college votes sign onto the Compact, it will go into effect, making the national popular vote winner the president.
We need your help to get the bill passed in 2018: please fill out our volunteer survey about how you’d like to be involved.
Tell your legislator that Connecticut is ready: 2018 is the year for CT to join the National Popular Vote Compact
Democrat or Republican, we need you to contact your state representative and state legislator and remind them of your support electing the president by national popular vote.
It’s always best to write your own personal message – for talking points / more details on crafting your own message, please see our action page.
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As in all other elections, the candidate with the most votes should win.
Despite winning the popular vote by 2.9 million votes (2.1%), Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College in 2016. Similarly, in 2004, had 60,000 Ohio voters switched from George Bush to John Kerry, Bush would have won the popular vote by a similar margin but lost the presidency.
Make every vote matter.
The winner-take-all Electoral College effectively disenfranchises millions of Americans in red and blue states. Connecticut Republicans votes for president haven’t mattered since 1988, when George H.W. Bush won the state.
Put Connecticut back on the electoral map.
Connecticut’s voters – and their interests – are taken for granted election after election while swing states receive all the attention. This inequality isn’t limited to elections. Swing states also receive significantly more federal grant funding due to their electoral clout.