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Civic Ambassadors

Civic Ambassadors engage a broad spectrum of Connecticut residents to work alongside local government to strengthen their communities.

Civic Ambassadors are people who care about and engage others in finding solutions to local problems. The program launched in 2017 in collaboration with former Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill and the CT Civic Health Advisory Group to improve the state’s civic health.

  • Civic Ambassadors are non-partisan agents of change who can build a movement for civic renewal by:
    • Sharing civic health information and ideas with their communities–by speaking, organizing or volunteering at community events, neighborhood events, campuses, and institutions.
    • Planning or hosting local community conversations with partner organizations.
    • Developing and implementing concrete actions based on concerns and ideas learned during community gatherings. These include voter registration events, food or clothing drives, neighborhood cleanups, community gardens, and more.
    • Participating in Civic Ambassador workshops, webinars, and an annual Civic Ambassador Summit to exchange ideas and build a movement for civic renewal in Connecticut!
  • Anyone can be a Civic Ambassador. Everyday Democracy is committed to building an intergenerational network from youth to elders, and we encourage any Connecticut resident who wants to participate and improve civic and democratic processes in the state to join our movement.