CAGV Candidates Grades and Endorsements for November General Assembly Races


CT Against Gun Violence has issued grades for all candidates running in November’s Connecticut General Assembly races. Where there is a clear choice of a candidate who is a champion on gun safety issues, CAGV has endorsed those candidates.

Factors used to determine grades included: voting record, responses to our candidate questionnaire sent to all candidates of record; statements made by candidates on gun safety issues to the press; comments made at public hearings, at candidate forums, and at candidate debates; appearances before and remarks made to opposition groups; comments and response to ideas presented at private meetings; and actions and comments in prior positions held.

Information was then reviewed and considered by the Endorsement Committee and final endorsement decisions were made. A grade of “?” indicates that sufficient information is not available for the candidate.

Click here to view the full list of candidates, grades, and endorsements for all CT General Assembly House and Senate Districts.



Join us on September 22 for our Third Annual Hartford Area Legislative Luncheon

September 22, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Pond House

It’s that time again. On September 22nd, for the third time, we will be holding our annual legislative luncheon at the Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Celebrate the Legislative Victory We Worked on Together

We are delighted to have as our guest speakers Rep. William Tong, House Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Committee Member Rep. Robyn Porter, both of whom led the way in passing HB 5054, a bill, soon law, that will go a long way to protect victims, especially women, of domestic violence.

We are also delighted to have all of you, who were so active in supporting the campaign to pass this bill, with us on this day.

Please click on the invitation below to reserve tickets and please forward this email to friends

When HB 5054 becomes law on October 1, subjects of Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO’s) will now have to turn in their guns within 24 hours instead of waiting 14 days for a hearing.  This is extremely important because the period immediately after the victim takes steps to officially end a relationship is particularly dangerous.  And if a firearm is present, a woman is five times more likely to be killed.  The hearing will still be held within fourteen days to allow the subject a fair hearing, but the danger of guns will have been removed.