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Tag: Voter Turnout

Part II: One for the Money, Two for the Show…

Last week, I wrote a blog post questioning some of the conclusions that were presented in the Stanford Social Innovation Review series of articles focused on increasing voter turnout. My central critique of these works is the lack of focus on (or even acknowledgement of) the 16 new restrictions, aimed at...more

One for the Money, Two for the Show

With election season in full swing, things are getting pretty hairy: metaphorical (and not so metaphorical) punches have been thrown, a projected $10 billion will be spent and the circus has comfortably settled down in town. But are the players going “full out” for a meager house? Despite massive...more

Post-Election Wake-Up Call

In the wake of Tuesday’s elections, I was left wondering how many nonprofits had registered and turned out voters. This year’s midterms will probably be remembered for the apparent contradiction of progressive ballot measures winning alongside conservative legislators. But this election should be remembered for the...more

Detroiters Stand Up For Democracy on Election Day

Despite recent efforts by the state government to curtail the progression of democracy in Detroit, thousands of city residents made it to the polls on Tuesday, casting votes for mayor and city council among other ballot measures. Unfortunately most of the local reporters aren’t concentrating on how well...more

Nonprofits Proven Effective in Getting Out the Vote

Here at Building Movement Project, we believe that nonprofit organizations should serve as robust sites of democratic practice.  Which is why we’ve promoted the work of our partners at Nonprofit Vote in the past.  At Nonprofit Vote, they also believe that nonprofit organizations are ideal sites...more

Webinar: Nonprofits Increase Voter Participation—New Research from the Field

Learn about exciting new evidence documenting the impact nonprofits have when they talk to their clients and constituents about voting. Professor Kelly LeRoux will discuss a new study that tracked the outcomes of nonprofit service providers that contacted their clients/constituents about voting.more

A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box

This recent Yes! Magazine article, written by our friends at Demos, describes how we can help bridge the gap in voter participation by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs. more

Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network

NVEN says that, "communities served by nonprofits were the highest turn-out groups at the 2008 presidential election polls." The organization recently released a report titled, America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2008 Election, which provides a great analysis of voter turnout in the states and among various constituencies. Visit their website to download the resource and to learn more. more