ActiVote America – http://www.activoteamerica.com
is a grassroots organization committed to a non-partisan approach that
seeks to empower all citizens through education, information and voter
registration, and to prompt the voters to go to the polls. ActiVote
has partnered with colleges to register student voters, and has had
a significant presence at major events throughout the U.S. where it
has provided information and opportunities for voter registration. It
has particularly reached out to the Hispanic population across the country.
Advancement Project-- http://www.advancementproject.org
Project is a policy, communications and legal action group committed
to racial justice, which aims at “inspiring and mobilizing a broad national racial justice movement
to achieve universal opportunity and a just democracy!” Advancement
Project partners with community organizations bringing them the tools
of legal advocacy and strategic communications to dismantle structural
exclusion. Among other activities, the Advancement Projects conducts
voter registration initiatives.
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – http://www.acorn.org
ACORN is a grassroots
community organization of low- and moderate-income people, committed
to ensuring social and economic justice through direct action, negotiation,
legislative advocacy and voter participation. ACORN’s mission is to
helps those who have historically been locked out by powerful players
in our democratic system. Since 2004, ACORN has helped more than
1.7 million low- and moderate-income and minority citizens apply to
register to vote.
Close up Foundation/ First Vote- http://www.closeup.org/
The Close Up
Foundation informs, inspires, and empowers people to exercise the rights
of citizens in a democracy. By building partnerships with the education
community, the private and philanthropic sectors, and all branches and
levels of government, they make civic participation a dynamic and meaningful
experience. Its First Vote project conducts classroom-based voter registration
programs for high school students, offering students an in-depth view
of the democratic process, by interactive participation and trips to
Declare Yourself – http://www.declareyourself.com
is a campaign to encourage every eligible 18-year-old in America to
register and vote in the presidential primaries and 2008 presidential
election. Using the power of strategic media partnerships, celebrity
spokespeople, and most importantly, mobile and Internet technology,
Declare Yourself's campaign blankets the landscape of popular culture,
as well as universities and high schools, with a simple, clear message:
register and vote!
Head Count -- http://www.headcount.org/
is devoted to voter registration and participation in democracy through
the power of music. The core belief behind HeadCount is that the live
music community is a large, vibrant audience that has the potential
to be politically influential if properly represented at the polls.
HeadCount uses the assets of the music industry and the incredible influence
artists have over their fans to mobilize this audience into action.
Its registration drives target young concertgoers at America's largest
live music events. This is supported by an aggressive multi-media strategy
and artist-based communications.
Hip-hop team vote -- http://www.hsan.org
Hip hop team
vote is a project of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, a coalition
of Hip-Hop artists, industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights
proponents, and youth leaders, with initiatives aimed at engaging the
Hip-Hop generation in community development issues related to equal
access to education and literacy, freedom of speech, voter education,
and other societal concerns fundamental to the empowerment of youth.
It has launched a focused national campaign to mobilize the hip-hop
generation of youth voters in 2008, using a variety of means to reach
its target and maximize youth voter registration, including hip-hop
radio stations, artists, recording industry street teams, web and pod
casts, social networks, blogs and grass roots organizing.
Just Vote -- http://www.justvote.org
is a citizen initiative that provides a fast and easy, painless way
online to register to vote, engage voters to vote and empower them to
encourage others. JustVote.org uses traditional and viral online marketing
to engage the online community to register to vote and ultimately to
League of Women Voters – http://www.lwv.org
of Women Voters is nonpartisan grassroots political organization, that
has fought since 1920 to improve U.S. systems of government and impact
public policies through education and advocacy, working towards the
goal of "making democracy work." It registers voters through
its Vote411 website and local registration events.
NAACP – http://www.naacp.org
The NAACP is
the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its mission
is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality
of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Its local groups conduct voter registration campaigns designed to empower
African Americans and people of color by increasing awareness and participation
in the electoral process.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation -- http://www.bigvote.org/
Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is dedicated to increasing
Black civic engagement and voter participation and addressing the disenfranchisement
of African Americans and other marginalized communities. Its “Operation
Big Vote” supports intensive civic education, registration and get-out-the-vote
activities at a local level (providing training and technical assistance
to local groups).
National Low Income Housing Coalition- http://www.nlihc.org
Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America's
affordable housing crisis. It focuses its advocacy on those with the
most serious housing problems, the lowest income households. Its 2008
Voterization project is an effort to engage traditionally underrepresented
people in the civic process, by working with nonprofit housing organizations
across the country and helping them launch registration campaigns (door-to-door
registration, special registration events…), it seek to encourage
greater numbers of low income and homeless people to vote in elections
Non Profit Voter Engagement Network -- http://www.nonprofitvote.org
Engagement Network initiative is dedicated to expanding the role of
America’s nonprofits in voting and elections, notably by increasing
the number of nonprofits integrating voter engagement activities into
their on-going work. NVEN works with state nonprofit VOTE initiatives
and its national website to provide resources and tools for nonprofits
to help their communities participate and vote, notably through engaging
voters where they gather to work, learn, advocate and receive services.
Project Vote – http://www.projectvote.org
is a technical assistance and direct service provider to the civic participation
community, on a broad continuum of key issues related to voter engagement
and participation in low-income and minority communities. Project Vote
methodology for registering voters is based on face-to-face contact
between voters and trusted community messengers, generally a representative
of a local community organization. It engages voters by connecting issues
important to the voter’s daily life to the electoral process. In 2008,
it allied with ACORN to undertake an aggressive voter registration campaign
in 16 states.
Rock the Vote -- http://www.rockthevote.com
Rock the Vote's
mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in
order to achieve progressive change in the U.S. They use music, popular
culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register
to vote in every election. They provide young people with the tools
to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect
their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.
Smackdown Your Vote-- http://vote.wwe.com
A project of
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Smackdown Your Vote! is a partnership
of organizations taking a non-partisan approach to getting young people
involved in the political process and registered to vote.
US-PIRG -- http://www.uspirg.org/
U.S. PIRG (the
federation of state Public Interest Research Groups)’s mission is
to take on the special interests on several issues, such as product
safety, political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights and
to offer an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest,
thanks to a national network of researchers, advocates, organizers and
students. Its New Voters Project aims to engage and inspire the young
people by educating them about the voting process and, most importantly,
aggressively registering young new voters from all walks of life.
Vote 18 – http://www.vote18.org
Vote 18 is
a fun, fast-paced interactive game taught at high schools during one
class period. It teaches students the history of voting, makes it relevant
in their lives, and engages them in the world of politics. The goal
of Vote 18 is to motivate students to register to vote when they turn
eighteen, show them the value of their vote, and motivate them to stay
politically engaged over the long term.
Women’s Voices, Women Votes -- http://www.wvwv.org
Vote conducts a turnkey voter registration and get-out-the-vote program
targeting unmarried women in 16 states. This program contains all of
the elements to locate these women and speak to them about what matters
to them. The turnkey program provides a user-friendly way to find them
and contact them with research-tested messaging and materials.
Ya es hora, ve y vota -- http://www.yaeshora.info/sobre_ya_es_hora
Ya es hora,
ve y vota (“It’s time: Go vote!”) is a nonpartisan Latino voter
registration campaign which began as a citizenship drive last year.
Organizations participating in the campaign include ImpreMedia, the
National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Education Fund, My Family Votes,
and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
(NALEO). The ya es hora campaign seeks to increase Latino civic participation
by: 1) assisting eligible legal permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship,
and 2) educating, registering, and mobilizing Latinos to vote. The campaign
strategy is to remove barriers that have prevented Latinos from becoming
full participants in our U.S. democracy.
Yalla Vote -- http://www.yallavote.org/
an initiative of the Arab American Institute, strives to empower and
engage Arab Americans in the political process at all levels, grass
roots to grass top. In 2008, the Yalla Vote campaign, “Our Voice.
Our Future. Yalla Vote ’08,” is organizing Arab Americans across
the country to vote for the candidates they feel will work to resolve
the issues of concern to the Arab community, as outlined by the National
Declaration. Throughout this campaign cycle, Yalla Vote ’08 initiatives
will train Arab Americans to get out the vote, mobilize Arab Americans
to vote, and provide forums for Arab Americans to speak to candidates
about the issues that concern the community most.
18 in 08- http://www.18in08.com/