“During the 2021 primary elections, the Unrig Bridgeport Coalition engaged with thousands of Bridgeport voters about the issues that matter to them and our collective vision for positive change. We hit the streets, knocked doors, made phone calls, and got out the vote for our endorsed slate of candidates who pledged to work on The People’s Platform. We are proud to stand with this diverse group of candidates who share our commitment to fixing Bridgeport’s broken democracy, and to building a more just, equitable, and livable city for all.

Now the voters have spoken, and their message is loud and clear: Bridgeporters want a city government that is free from systemic corruption, is focused on policy, and provides them with the high-quality city services they need and deserve. The primary election victories of Unrig Bridgeport’s endorsed slate of city council candidates — Aikeem Boyd, Jorge Cruz, Tyler Mack, Aidee Nieves, and Maria Valle — are a critical step towards ensuring that the City of Bridgeport has the elected leadership in place to help make this shared vision a reality, and we congratulate all of them on their impressive victories. 

We also congratulate city council candidate Dasha Spell and board of education candidate Joseph Sokolovic on their hard-fought primary election campaigns, and we look forward to continuing to support them in their general election efforts on the Working Families Party line. 

As we now turn our focus to the general election, the Unrig Bridgeport Coalition looks forward to continuing to engage with voters everyday between now and November 2nd about the important issues facing our city, and to electing this exciting slate of candidates committed to making The People’s Platform a reality.” 


About the Unrig Bridgeport Coalition and Bridgeport Generation Now Votes:

The UNRIG BRIDGEPORT COALITION is made of the following partner organizations, community leaders, and Bridgeport residents: Bridgeport Generation Now Votes, Bridgeport Strong, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, The Greater Bridgeport NAACP, Greater Bridgeport Ed Gomes Black Democratic Club, Make The Road CT Action, PT Partners, SEIU 1199 New England, The Working Families Party – Bridgeport, The Working Families Party – CT, Donna Curran (Former Democratic Town Committee member), Pete Spain (Former City Council Representative), among others.

BRIDGEPORT GENERATION NOW VOTES is on a mission to increase voter turnout in Bridgeport elections. Key to that work is strengthening democracy, fighting corruption, and expanding and protecting voting rights for the people of Bridgeport. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)4 affiliate of Bridgeport Generation Now, working on legislation, litigation, and grassroots organizing. For more information, go to bptgennowvotes.org and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.