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The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST)

COST is a member-driven organization committed to giving Connecticut’s smaller communities a strong voice in the legislative process. COST champions the interests of member municipalities at the state Capitol and provides resources to help municipal leaders meet the challenges they face as chief executives of the state’s 139 smaller communities.

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Rome, Smith & Lutz

Rome Smith & Lutz is a full-service government relations and lobbying firm, providing representation at all levels of Connecticut government. With decades of public sector experience and deep relationships with key decision-makers on both sides of the aisle, the team at Rome Smith & Lutz delivers results for their clients.

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The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the civil justice system to:

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the capital region of Connecticut. We are committed to bringing together resources, both human and financial, to reduce disparities and improve the lives of all residents. Our latest project, the podcast series Disinvested, is one example of how we promote understanding through nonpartisan conversation. Our work is made possible through the dedication of our partners: donors, noprofit agencies, professional advisors, and community and business leaders. For more information, visit hfpg.org or call 860-528-1888.

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Connecticut Construction Industries Association

The Connecticut Construction Industries Association is an organization of associations that represent all of the different parts of the construction industry in Connecticut, including, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment dealers, material producers, product suppliers, architects and engineers, financial services, and other professionals within the construction industry.

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Connecticut Humanities

Supporting Arts and Culture in Connecticut

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Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

CCM is the state’s largest, nonpartisan organization of municipal leaders, representing towns and cities of all sizes from all corners of the state, with 158 member municipalities.

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Focus Government Affairs

With political elections centering on partisan gridlock and discontent with the “old ways of doing business,” lobbying and policy advocacy are undergoing dramatic changes. In today’s environment of hyperscrutinized decisions and actions, the 24-hour news cycle, and ever-present social media, only the most politically savvy lobbyists are succeeding. Getting your voice heard above all the noise requires an experienced advocacy team that can expertly execute targeted government relations campaigns.

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TCORS Capitol Group, LLC

The TCORS Capitol Group, LLC. (TCG) is a full-service government relations and association management company that provides the highest quality of expertise and knowledge in the areas of lobbying and management. TCG is dedicated to providing clients with significant value and positive, clear results. For over 20 years, TCG’s professional staff has provided invaluable assistance to countless organizations. Visit www.ctcapitolgroup.com to learn more.

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Tobacco Merchant & Community Education Steering Committee

The Tobacco Merchant & Community Education (TMCE) Steering Committee guides and informs Connecticut’s tobacco and e-cigarette prevention campaign. They develop and disseminate campaign materials and conduct activities designed to reduce the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to individuals under 21 throughout the state.

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Powers, Griffin & Hill

In political and public affairs consulting our knowledge and experience helps clients establish a path through the CT General Assembly processes, in dealings with regulatory agencies and with Municipal and State executive offices.

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Gaffney Bennett Public Relations

Strategic communications and corporate affairs firm focused on helping companies solve the most pressing issues affecting their business. For nearly two decades, GBPR has worked alongside its clients to articulate their story, advocate for their cause, foster relationships with key centers of influence, mitigate reputational risk, and build long-term market value.

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Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living

CACIL is the advocacy and support organization for Connecticut’s Centers for Independent Living (CILS), which empower people with disabilities to take control of their lives. CILs serve people with all types of disabilities in all age groups, and work to remove barriers and prejudices in society so all individuals can live, work and enjoy all that communities have to offer. At least fifty-one percent of the staff and boards of CILs are people with disabilities.

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The Alliance: Voice of Community Nonprofits

CT Community Nonprofit Alliance includes providers of day services and group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, substance abuse and mental health treatment, education, anti-poverty and employment services as well as cultural programs. The Alliance advocates for proper funding and policies to best serve half a million people who utilize community services every year.

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South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

Making life better for people by delivering water for life.

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Sullivan & LeShane Companies

Founded in 1983, Sullivan & LeShane Companies pioneered the integration of government relations, public affairs and public relations in Connecticut and has since established itself as the most recognized full-service firm of its kind in the state.

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AFT Connecticut

AFT Connecticut is a statewide labor federation of more than 90 local unions throughout the state.

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Brown Rudnick

Applying a keen understanding of the balance of public-private interface, Brown Rudnick’s Government Law & Strategies team navigates through the most complex politics and policies, across both the legislative and administrative branches of government. We work with our clients to articulate, develop and implement strategies that reflect the specific needs and interests of each client. As part of a 250-attorney international law firm and with a nationwide network of political contacts, we have the reach and the resources to identify and advance strategic opportunities.

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CT Data Collaborative

Connecting people and data for good.

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Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, (PPSNE) is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.

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