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CPAN: Strengthening Connecticut's Civic Engagement

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Fifteen years ago, one of our attorneys helped a group of concerned citizens found the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the public’s civic engagement with Connecticut government through unbiased educational programming and outreach.  After its inception, we worked with CPAN to help launch the Connecticut Network (CT-N) for the Connecticut General Assembly, providing 24-hour unbiased coverage of state government proceedings and delivering information to more than a million households through cable television coverage and the Internet. 

More recently, we helped CPAN assume management responsibilities for the Old State House in Hartford in an effort to reinvigorate this state treasure as a focal point not only for government and civics, but also for cultural heritage, tourism and education.  We are proud of our longstanding relationship with CPAN and the work we have done to help it grow into one of the state’s most active civic organizations.

“Pullman & Comley has been our trusted advisor and business partner for years.  In fact, one of their attorneys worked pro bono to help CPAN incorporate in 1997.  Our organization’s sustained innovation and growth has brought with it some tricky legal shoals from time to time, and Pullman & Comley has always been there to help us navigate them.”

- Paul Giguere, President and CEO, Connecticut Public Affairs Network