Voter Registration Drive

January 31, 2018

I was proud to join Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and many of my colleagues to announce a voter registration drive to focus on registering Puerto Rican families who have resettled in Connecticut in the wake of the devastation created by Hurricane Maria.

The Secretary of the State’s office will facilitate the voter registration drive by working with legislators, local governments, and community groups active in helping newly-arrived Puerto Rican families in Connecticut, identifying and registering eligible voters, and training community organizers to register voters as they provide services to affected families.

Our fellow U.S. Citizens from Puerto Rico are still waiting for the federal government to come through for them. I am proud to live in such an open and compassionate state as Connecticut. This voting registration drive sends a message to those displaced by Maria – You are welcome here.