Our goal is to help the United States achieve a fully representative democracy. In order to do that, we must get unlikely voters engaged in our political process. These citizens receive little attention and resources from political parties and candidates – but increasing their civic participation could make a big difference in elections.
Research shows that contacting low-propensity voters increases the chance they will show up to the polls. Through in-person conversations, we can help create new, lifelong voters.
Strengthening democracy starts with engaging underrepresented communities often overlooked by campaigns. We equip organizations and leaders with tools to increase civic participation at the local level.
Ongoing civic participation requires ongoing engagement programs. The Civic Action Fund provides year-round funding for these important programs, including those keeping voters involved between elections.
Despite best intentions, civic engagement work is often poorly coordinated and duplicative. We work with trusted coordinators to maximize voter contact programs and find the most effective voter contact frequency.
We defer to the expertise of those who work in the communities we are trying to reach. We provide support for their plans and budgets, and help continually optimize programming.
A Culture of Learning
It’s our job to help our partners understand their place within the broader political ecosystem. We seek to evaluate their programs, understand what works, and identify what can be improved to have the greatest impact.
We’re committed to fostering a fully representative democracy. We reject any effort that seeks to misinform and discourage voters, and we support those who ensure everyone has an opportunity to make their voice heard in elections.
The Civic Action Fund is proud to work with individuals, organizations, and initiatives that seek to increase civic participation and strengthen our democracy. Efforts to misinform or dissuade voters from participating have no place in our work. We exclusively support efforts aimed at fostering an informed and engaged electorate, and we expect our donors and grantees to do the same.
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