Advocacy Day: 2018

The CTPlaces Coalition is back, partnering to present #CTPlaces’ Advocacy Day on March 28, 2018!

#CTPlaces, established in 2015, is a coalition of advocates for history and humanities-related organizations and sites in Connecticut. Partners in the #CTPlaces coalition are:

Connecticut Humanities
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Connecticut League of History Organizations
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Preservation Action
Connecticut State Library
Connecticut Library Association
Connecticut Library Consortium
Connecticut Explored Magazine
The Connecticut Coalition for History

2017 Advocacy Day speakers: (l to r: House Minority Leader Themis Klarides; Lisa Perrone, District Aide for Congressman John Larson; Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff; Helen Higgins, former Interim Executive Director of CT Humanities; Katherine Kane of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and board president of the American Association for State & Local History; and Dan Yaeger, Executive Director of the New England Museum Association.

There are hundreds of special places and special heritage and humanities organizations whose vitality is fundamental to the state’s quality of life and competitiveness. Museums, historic houses and farms, libraries, heritage sites and trails, and other significant sites and buildings tell the story of Connecticut and constitute the fabric of our communities, past, present and future. They are vital sources of civic engagement that help us envision and work together toward a positive future.​

On March 28, 2018, #CTPlaces Advocacy Day celebrates the value of history and humanities in Connecticut.

Senator Duff from Norwalk will welcome everyone to the event at 11 AM. After the meeting, advocates are encouraged to visit their own legislators with their own powerful stories about their sites, and how important they are to the quality of life in their communities.

Register for #CTPlaces Advocacy Day on March 28th!

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the #CTPlaces Coalition partners with the New England Museum Association for Advocacy Day in Hartford, illustrating the importance of public investment in Connecticut humanities, libraries, museums, history, and preservation organizations.

Join us to advocate for our common cause and let your representatives know what matters to you!

Please RSVP here! Events will take place in Hearing Room 1A at the Legislative Office Building.

Invite your legislators to attend the event, and spread the word over social media using #CTPlaces!


Agenda for March 28th:

11 AM-11:15 AM: Welcome and Remarks  in Hearing Room 1A, Legislative Office Building
11:15 AM-1 PM: “Make Your Case; Make a Difference” Advocates’ Tips & Legislative Update
1 PM: Letter Writing Campaign
2 PM-4 PM: Open Visit with Your Legislators
4 PM- 6 PM: Advocacy Happy Hour with NEMA and Drinking About Museums – Hartford (Please register separately!)

Register Now! 
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