Frequently asked questions
Why March on March 22, 2023
The Connecticut March for Life – being held on March 22, 2023 in Hartford, CT– will be the biggest pro-life advocacy event in our state’s history! We are focusing on making a statement in support of life that will be heard loud and clear by our legislators. Our message of love for unborn children and their mothers will be heard by every member of the legislature as they come to Hartford that day during the legislative session.
What is the Schedule of Events
12:00 pm – Rally at Capitol
1:00 pm – March for Life around Bushnell Park
Where is the Rally
The CT March for Life Rally will be held at the Capitol Grounds located at 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106.
Who Will Speak at the Rally
Christina Bennett, Live Action News Correspondent, Member of National Black Pro-Life Coalition
Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV, Archdiocese of Hartford
Christopher Healy, Executive Director, Connecticut Catholic Conference
Peter Wolfgang, President, Family Institute of Connecticut
Erin Getz, State March Director, March for Life Education and Defense Fund
Melissa Manion, Pro-Life Advocate and Speaker
Adrienne Greto, Executive Director, Hopeline Pregnancy Center
Vocalist Jordan Watson, Worship Leader & Behavioral Health Professional, Redeemer’s Church
Marcelina Halas, Vice President of Newman Club & President of TPUSA club at Central Connecticut State University
Will Other Pro-Life Events Be Happening Around the CT March for Life
The dioceses of Bridgeport and Connecticut will be hosting vigil masses the day before the March, and the diocese of Hartford will hold a vigil mass the day of the March! We strongly encourage you to attend whichever works best for you! See below for more details.
- Bridgeport: Bishop Caggiano will celebrate a Vigil Mass on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM at St. James Church in Stratford.
- Norwich: Diocese of Norwich – CT March for Life Vigil Mass – Tuesday March 21st – 6:30 PM – Bishop Michael Cote Presiding, Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town Street Norwich, CT 06360
- Hartford: Archdiocese of Hartford – Pre-March Mass – Wednesday, March 22nd – 9:30 am – Archbishop Leonard Blair Presiding, Cathedral of Saint Joseph; 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 “
What is the March Route
Is Registration Required
The 2023 Connecticut March for Life is a public event that is open to all pro-life people. While registration is not required, you can sign up HERE for updates to be delivered to your email.
Will Signs be Provided
We encourage you to be creative and bring your own signs! It is likely that many groups will have signs available as well. You can find additional sign ideas HERE.
Are There Buses Going to the CT March for Life From My Area
Niantic & Colchester (Niantic Commuter Lot, 269 Flanders Road, Niantic, CT 06357) and (St. Andrew Church, 28 Norwich Ave. Colchester, CT 06415)
Norwich & Colchester (Commuter Lot, I-395 W Town St. Exit 14, Norwich, CT 06360) and (St. Andrew Church, 28 Norwich Ave. Colchester, CT 06415)
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Margaret Becotte, 860-705-6262, email@example.com
Shelton (St. Joseph Church, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton, CT 06484)
Cost: $30 per person
Contact: Linda Kosko, 203-913-4661, firstname.lastname@example.org
Promotional Flyer HERE
Additional Connecticut Buses
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring reduced fares for round-trip bus rides from locations throughout Connecticut. Please share the promotional flyer HERE and visit rally.co/ct-march-for-life to find buses in your area including:
Where is the Bus/Van Drop Off
Bus Route & Parking:
Enter the State Capitol North Entrance – the corner of Trinity & Elm Sts.
Unload occupants on the Capitol North Side – our rally site.
Proceed through the Capitol Lot driveway to exit onto Capitol Avenue.
LEFT on Capitol Avenue.
LEFT on Main St.
BUS PARKING at 1215-1219 Main St. Parking Lot. Space will be limited- if you would like to reserve a spot, please reach out to email@example.com with the names and contact numbers for the Lead Bus Captain and any auxiliary captains.
Where Can I Park the Day of the Event
Individual parking for cars is available on local streets and at various parking lots in the area. A map of garage and street parking can be found HERE.
Can My Bus Reserve a Spot
Spots for buses on Elm Street are on a first-come basis. There will also be bus parking will be at the 1215-1219 Main Street Lot. Space will be limited- if you would like to reserve a spot, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and contact numbers for the Lead Bus Captain and any auxiliary captains.
What About Using Public Transportation to Get to Hartford for the March
Connecticut’s capital city has multiple transportation options into and out of the city. Below please find listed various available options. March 22nd is a standard business day, so most available parking options will require a fee (i.e., paid parking garage or parking meter).
Amtrak – https://www.amtrak.com/home
Greyhound – https://www.greyhound.com/
PeterPan – https://peterpanbus.com/
CT FastTrak – https://www.cttransit.com/services/ctfastrak
CT dASH (A FREE shuttle which runs every 10 minutes and begins its route at the CT Convention Center) – https://www.cttransit.com/services/hartford-dash-shuttle
Where Can I Use the Restroom During the Event
There are restrooms in the Capitol Building. Port-o-pots will be available for use at the rally site as well.
Will I See My Connecticut State Senator or State Representative
We encourage you to contact your legislators prior to the March and setup a time to meet with them after the March and Rally. If you do not have an appointment, you can still go to the Legislative Office Building, which is connected directly to the Capitol, and leave a message for them with the receptionist. You can find your legislators here. You can call to set up an appointment at the numbers below.
House Democrats: 860-420-8500
House Republicans: 860-240-8700
Senate Democrats: 860-240-8600
Senate Republicans: 860-240-8800
NEWS & UPDATES
Live Action News Correspondent
Member of National Black Pro-Life Coalition
Executive Director, Connecticut Catholic Conference
State March Director, March for Life Education and Defense Fund
President, Family Institute of Connecticut
State Rep. Trenee McGee
Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV
Archdiocese of Hartford
Pro-Life Advocate and Speaker
Executive Director, Hopeline Pregnancy Center
Worship Leader & Behavioral Health Professional, Redeemer’s Church
Vice President of Newman Club & President of TPUSA Club at Central Connecticut State University
Together, we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Here are a few ways you can help out.
Promote this event on social media and in your community by using the hashtags #WhyWeMarch and #ctmarchforlife.
Becoming a participating organizations by filling out this form and submitting it to this email address.
Donate to support our growing State March for Life Program.
Volunteer at the Connecticut March for Life.
If you have a specific question, contact the Connecticut March for Life.