Please Drop Out of the Race to Endorse Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz for Governor and Lieutenant Governor for Connecticut


Dear Oz and Monte,


We, the following Connecticut progressive and gun violence prevention organizations and activists have united to urge you to immediately drop out of the race to endorse Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz for Governor and Lieutenant Governor for Connecticut.


You have run a respectful and positive issue-based campaign, however all polls demonstrate that there is no clear pathway for your victory on Election Day. By remaining in the race, you are pulling votes away from Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, which would help Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley, who have been endorsed by Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.


Stefanowski and Markley will not work to improve access to reproductive health care, promote racial justice, protect key provisions related to equality for LGBTQ persons, promote green jobs and protect the environment, or protect hard working immigrants in Connecticut. They will work to repeal the Sandy Hook gun laws and Stefanowski has made a commitment to veto all gun violence prevention laws if elected. In addition, Markley has said he would eliminate the Commission on Human Rights and Equalities if elected.


We know that you recognize the danger that a Stefanowski/Markley administration poses to the State of Connecticut. By dropping out of the race, you will have the impact you hope to have on safeguarding Connecticut’s values and the important issues that we care deeply about. It is time for all of us to unite in support of the one gubernatorial ticket who can win this race: Ned Lamont & Susan Bysiewicz.




Action Together CT

Connecticut Against Gun Violence

Connecticut Citizens Action Group

ENOUGH Campaign

Indivisible Connecticut

Jr Newtown Action Alliance

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut

National Popular Vote CT

Newtown Action Alliance

Women’s March CT Chapter


Ben Jackson, co-founder NoRA

Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman

Anne Stanback, Avon

Andrew Woods, Hartford

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