On the Ground: MOVE Texas and League of Women Voters

If you’re a nonprofit doing voter engagement work, you already know that voting laws are always shifting. Whether it’s recent adoptions of same day voter registrations, tighter voter ID laws or the expansion (or subtraction) of vote by mail options — the landscape is always changing and sometimes it can be hard to keep your […]

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Our Top 10 Facts to Inspire Your 2022 Work

With the end of every year comes a time of reflection – when folks look back at the year they’ve had in hopes of making the year ahead better.  We’re no different.  While the 2020 election was more than a year ago, in 2021 we got to dig through the aftermath of the record-breaking election […]

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Celebrate Voter History Month!

While most people think of August as the last throes of summer before school and business hours return to normal, those in the civic participation space know that three of the biggest moments in our country’s trajectory towards a more inclusive democracy happened this month: The Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed racial discrimination […]

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Why 2020 Was a Banner Year for Voters with Disabilities

It’s safe to say that at the height of the 2020 pandemic, as the world adjusted to new normals, social distancing, and Zoom calls, traditional voter engagement had to evolve. And while many of us are eager to put the last year behind us, there are still valuable lessons to learn. So we sat with […]

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Conducting Voter Engagement with Jewish Youth

Guest Blog by Eowyn “Wyn” Garfinkle, University of Louisville student and Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassador  I am a proud Jewish American, a descendent of Jewish immigrants. My Jewish identity is such an important part of me, and my Jewish values drive me to be a better person and strive for a better world. This is […]

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Why Nonprofits Must Remember the March on Washington

August 28, 1963 was 58 years ago. However, as we watch the news and look out our windows at untold thousands filling the streets, arm-in-arm for racial justice, that date and the famous March on Washington that it commemorates, feels like yesterday, or maybe even tomorrow. It’s easy to look at the black-and-white footage from […]

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When Women are Civically Engaged our Democracy is Stronger

This Women’s History Month blog post was written by Natalie Cone, Manager of State Advocacy and Civic Engagement at the YWCA. The organizing efforts of women in civic engagement have shaped and strengthened our democracy. From the suffragettes who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment 101 years ago to Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella […]

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