We’re a proud, strong community with a long history of looking out for and lifting up one another. We value justice, diversity, and equity. We believe in a vibrant, inclusive democracy and a government that is accountable, responsive, and free of corruption and cronyism. We expect strong public schools, safe, welcoming, affordable neighborhoods, and an economy that offers opportunities for all. Above all, we believe in a city that is truly run for and by the people.
We all know Bridgeport has a way to go before we can become the city we envision. Because for too long, political corruption has held us back, kept us from building a more just, equitable, and livable city, what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the beloved community.”
2023 can be Bridgeport’s year of change, because this September 12, Bridgeporters have a chance to vote for a new Mayor. So, over the past year, Bridgeport Generation Now Votes and our Unrig Bridgeport coalition partners— including the Greater Bridgeport NAACP, SEIU 1199 New England, Make the Road Action Connecticut, and more—have been engaging with Bridgeporters in every corner of our city, seeking out your ideas for how we can help Bridgeport reach its great potential.
From this dialogue—conducted via one-on-one conversations in neighborhoods, larger community meetings, and through a citywide poll of residents—comes the People’s Platform, a progressive vision centered around all of our priorities for Bridgeport: good government, education, housing, public safety, jobs, infrastructure, environmental protection, and arts and recreation.