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How do I find stakeholders?
A stakeholder can be any person, community, company, or group who is impacted (both negatively or positively) by an issue and how it is handled. This link provides some good ideas on how to identify stakeholders.
You can also search newspapers (such as the Hartford Courant, the Connecticut Mirror, and the New York Times) for coverage of the topic, which should mention people and organizations involved in an issue. The New Haven Register and other local Connecticut newspapers are vailable in the Newsbank databases.
Try using Google to look for local organizations: "Connecticut and obesity".
The Connecticut General Assembly webpage contains texts of bills, actions taken, and (at the lower right of each bills main page) transcripts of public testimony by stakeholders.
Who is influencing our policymakers?
This site created by the Center for Responsive Politics tracks money in US politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Open Secrets Connecticut 2019-2020 Summary
Annual report on political spending in CT's congressional races.
Open Secrets Issue Profiles
Open Secrets compiles short reports on how political funding impacts current events. Relevant recent profiles include private prisons, marijuana legalization, electronic cigarettes, and toxic chemicals.
Follow the Money
This site from the National Institute on Money in State Politics lets you see how political contributions may be impacting how state legislators vote. Go to Research, then Institute Reports for reports on the Health Industry and other specific policy areas.
Follow the Money Tutorials
Go here for quick directions on searching Follow the Money.
Follow the Money's Youtube Channel
More videos on money in politics.
Maplight's Influence tracker
Track legislators largest corporate contributors. Also searchable by bill, interest group or corporation name. To see news and bills on social and health policy, click the "topic" tab, then select "Health & Welfare."