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The CPI sends out periodic emails with updates on new policy research, events, and other announcements.  In addition to checking our site regularly, the newsletter provides a great way to stay abreast of the CPI's activity and Connecticut public policy more generally.  We send no more than one email per week, and you can request to be taken off the newsletter at any time.


The CPI has opportunities for volunteers to help us with publicity, event planning, fundraising, and substantive input.  We are based in New Haven, CT, but are eager to have volunteers from across the state.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Executive Director Ben Zimmer at  Tell us a bit about yourself and your background, and let us know if you have a particular area of volunteering in mind or if you are interested in helping out in any way possible.

Engage With the Issues

One of the most important purposes of the CPI is to provide a single forum for residents from across Connecticut to learn about and engage with Connecticut public policy in a single forum.  We encourage you to nominate and vote on our legislative "awards," and to comment on any of the news articles, blog posts, and legislative bills we post on our "Gateway to Connecticut Government."

We also welcome opportunities to publish the work of others alongside our own policy whitepapers, as long as that work meets our quality standards for non-partisan, research-based analysis on important challenges facing Connecticut.  If you are interested in working on a whitepaper in conjunction with the CPI, please email Executive Director Ben Zimmer at to discuss your topic and research approach.

CPI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt research organization.  Contributions to CPI are deductible for tax purposes.  Individuals, foundations, and corporations are eligible to contribute to CPI and there are no contribution limits. Federal and state regulations that apply to donations for election campaigns do not apply to donations to CPI.  Contributions to CPI are not limited by MSRB Rule G-37, the recently adopted SEC rule limiting political donations by financial service professionals.

We rely entirely on independent donations to fund our research, conferences, and other activities.  Donor support is therefore crucial to our cause.  We hope you will join us in our effort to improve Connecticut’s policy direction and help citizens stay informed and engaged in the political dialogue.

Contact Executive Director Ben Zimmer at with further questions about donating to CPI.