Community Voters Project, Atlanta
The Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, young people, and people of color – are the fastest growing cohort of eligible voters and now comprise the majority of America’s voting age population. Yet these voters have historically been, and to this day are, significantly underrepresented at the polls.
Our goal: Everybody votes. And with each election cycle, a larger percentage of the Rising American Electorate flexes its power and muscle at the ballot box. The result? More Americans have their say when it comes to policies that affect them -- and our leaders listen.Community Voters Project is helping to increase civic engagement among underserved and underrepresented communities, focusing primarily on African Americans, Latinos, and in some locations, young people, through non-partisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns.
Our civic engagement offices are located within the communities we serve, making recruitment of staff from within the communities highly effective. This not only has helped ensure project success, but also has provided members of these communities with voter registration and staff management skills they can take with them into other civic engagement efforts. Once hired, every new staff member is trained, both in the field and through skills workshops, by an experienced canvasser or director. Network staff have extensive experience managing large scale public outreach operations, including voter registration and voter turnout.