Margaret Wirtenberg of Weston attends CEProud program launch

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut has recently launched its CEProud initiative, which is designed to spread the word to Connecticut’s citizens about the state’s campaign finance program.

Elona Vaisnys, CEProud chair and member of the LWV of Hamden-North Haven, and Liana Teixiera, member of the LWV of New Haven, gave a PowerPoint presentation of the core of CEProud at the league’s annual convention, held June 4 in Shelton, to enthusiastic delegates from 24 local leagues from across the state. Margaret Wirtenberg of the League of Women Voters of Weston represented her league.

Connecticut’s Citizen’s Election Program is a landmark program for funding campaigns without the influence of special interests. The league has long supported the program as a nonpartisan vehicle for ensuring the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, and enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office. Presently, approximately 80% of candidates within the state of Connecticut take advantage of the program, which is not funded with taxpayer dollars.

The new CEProud initiative is available to local and state organizations online at prezi.com/pll9teqf1n9l/ceproud/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy. For more information about how local Leagues and/or the LWV of Connecticut can help facilitate CEProud presentations, contact the League of Women Voters of Connecticut at 203-288-7996 or league@comcast.net.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.

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