Advocacy

The CCPG serves as a voice for many individuals and families impacted by gambling related harms. As a result, CCPG plays an active role in ensuring that problem gambling is included as a factor in all debates around gambling and gambling expansion. We also seek to educate about and advocate for policies that will help to reduce the risks to those who may be affected negatively by gambling and provide support, resources and referrals. If you would like to be updated on our work, and potentially help advocate for positive policies, please sign up for our email list here. Also, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or like us on Facebook for other updates, and share our information with your friends and network.

Advocacy Resources

The 2022 Connecticut General Assembly Regular Session will convene on February 9th and will adjourn on May 4th, 2022. There will likely be numerous bills regarding last year’s expansion of legalized gambling on the agenda. The next few months will be important, as there will be an opportunity to make your voice heard on any proposed legislation. CCPG will provide information to help you get involved and get your message heard. We need to ensure that any expansion of gambling comes with funding and resources for the prevention and treatment of gambling disorder.
Tips:
  • If you want to go to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to testify, contact the committee if you have any questions about procedure. You will get three (3) minutes to testify, though your written testimony (which will be submitted into the record, indexed and posted online) can be as long as you would like. You will often be asked to bring multiple copies of your testimony to share with committee members and staff.
  • If you do not want to testify but still want to submit testimony, you can do so via email. Contact the committee for information on how to do so.
  • You can sign up for alerts on specific bills using the Connecticut General Assembly website.

If you have any questions or need electronic copies of these resources, please contact Paul at pault@ccpg.org

Recent CCPG Testimony