United We Count, United We Vote

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Complete the census. Vote.


United Way of Western Connecticut fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in greater Danbury, greater New Milford, and Stamford. We take actions and provide resources to support strong, healthy and resilient communities.

To solve the crises facing our local communities and our country, people need to be civically engaged, and policymakers must take action that will help workers, children and families.

To accomplish the best for our communities, we need an accurate census count to determine where resources are needed the most, and ensure citizens are registered to vote.

That’s why United Way is joining United Ways across the country to participate in the national United We Count, United We Vote initiative, a non-partisan effort to increase participation in the census and voting.

How can you join in and play an active role in our democracy?

Complete the 2020 census
The 2020 census is a count of every person in every community. But it’s more than just knowing how many people live in each city. The census helps determine the share of political power and federal funding across different communities. Participating in the census is in everyone's best interest, because it helps community leaders and elected officials better plan for our community, from school class sizes and health facilities, to public transit and the placement of grocery stores.


Vote
Every election helps determine the distribution of critical resources and political representation at the local, state and federal levels. The upcoming election is now different. Voting is not only your responsibility but it’s also your opportunity to show up for yourself, your family, your future and your community.

Note: Connecticut also offers Election Day Registration. You will need proof of identity and residency. >> More details

Resources for Connecticut Voters

Even in these difficult times, we are committed to bringing people together to solve our nation’s greatest challenges and fight for those most in need. We invite every person in every community to join us by pledging to complete the census, registering to vote, and advocating for the health, education and financial stability of your community.

Ready to do more? Click here for ways that you can be a United Way Civic Leader and stand up for those most in need.

United We Count, United We Vote