Registration is now open for State-wide Nonprofit Advocacy Day -- Wednesday, April 10!
The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
(Please include your name, organization, cell, and the number of people you expect to attend).

** Deadline to Order T-Shirts
Tomorrow (Friday, March 29) **
As a reminder, the Oak Hill School T-Shirt Shop has offered to print custom T-Shirts with our “I am Essential” message for the Statewide Advocacy Day. These T-shirts can be ordered by any interested organization in quantities of 25 for $150.00. (This is only $6.00 per shirt!)
Please contact Ben Shaiken ( [email protected]) no later than Friday, March 29 if you would like to put in an order for these shirts. This is a great way to unify our message to make sure that we stand out in the crowd. We plan to reuse these shirts at other events.


Email your legislators to let them know you are coming to the LOB.

  • Click here to send an email to your local legislators through The Alliance Contact Your Legislator Tool to let them know you are attending Advocacy Day and to set up a meeting with them or their staff.

  • Click here (scroll down) to look-up your State Representative and State Senator.

Share this information within your network and on social media

  • Forward this email to your co-workers and to the people you serve and their families. Legislators need to hear from as many people as possible.

  • Post on social media: Join me at Protect Essential Services Advocacy Day on April 10 #IAmEssential #ProtectEssentialServices #ForAllofUs

Come to Advocacy Day on April 10

  • Rally your network and join us at the LOB at 10:00 a.m. (remember to leave time to park and go through security.)

  • Alliance staff will be on site to provide leave behind forms and materials, and can help you in identifying and locating your legislators.


If the legislature does not to support enough revenue and savings in the budget it adopts, funding for essential services provided by community nonprofits will once again bear the burden of significant budget cuts. Further cuts to community nonprofits would likely lead to loss of services, wage freezes, program closures and even lay-offs.

We need you to bring families, advocates, staff, board members volunteers, funders, and others to tell policymakers to protect essential community services.