Community Voter Project Volunteers Hit the Ground

From June through the November general election, the team of nearly 90 volunteers -including college undergraduate and graduate students, community members, retirees, union members, and neighborhood activists- knocked on over 4,000 doors, registered hundreds of voters, and engaged residents on voting for the issues that most affected them and their neighborhood. The non-partisan CVP was conceived as means to increase civic participation amongst New Haven’s most disenfranchised communities in order to give voice to their concerns, hold elected officials accountable to their constituents, and build grassroots power to win change in the city.