update 4/27: the ideal timing for this action alert has passed - thank you for your interest. Over 300 letters went to the CT State Capitol thanks to our swift community action. Gov. Rell and Lt. Gov. Fedele each got over 80 letters sent to them through our system.
Click here to read: Thank You Letter from Matthew Nemerson
Act Now to Urge Your Representatives to Support: Angel Investment Tax Credit and Fund, Pre-Seed Center, Venture Capital House Bill 5435 and Senate Bill 323. GO--->>>>
Negotiations are now taking place between the Governor's staff and staff of the legislative leadership. Now is the time your support will have highest leverage. On Friday, we sent a request for quick action - and this weekend, over 200 letters have been sent to the Hill from the CT Tech Community, WOW! Did you send one yet? In these last few hours, you can still make a difference - we will pull the action alert later today.
We ask you to take 5 minutes on our legislative action tool to send a note of support - to voice your support of technology jobs growth legislation that the CTC has worked to advance and that will promote job creation in Connecticut. Use the tool to quickly create your own or use our sample letter, to send a note to your legislators....
Over the past few years and this last fall we worked closely with the legislature to develop four key planks to encourage technology growth:
- An angel investment tax credit to leverage and increase the amount of angel investments made each year in Connecticut,
- A fund to co-invest in angel deals to increase the size and size of angel deals
- A focused "Pre-Seed" center to package and help create more start-ups, and
- Reallocating several large tax credit programs to make more later-stage "venture" capital available for tech firms.
Use this legislative action center to email to your legislators (their names will appear when you enter your zip code), AND copy your email to the leaders we have shown below. It's easy to use, and the email that is generated will come directly from your email system directly from you.