Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so we wanted to share with you the many things Nonprofit VOTE is grateful for this year. For starters, we have amazing state and national partners who are doing wonderful work, in addition to an incredible network of supporters spread across the country.

We’re also thankful for the many nonprofits that worked on ballot measures this election season. These nonprofits demonstrated the sector’s strength by playing a crucial role in defeating numerous revenue cutting ballot measures.

  • The Colorado Nonprofit Association worked to help Colorado voters reject three ballot measures that would have cut vital services provided by nonprofits and local government.
  • In Massachusetts, MassVOTE, the Providers’ Council, and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network rallied voters to preserve funds for economic development and education by voting “No” on a rollback in state sales tax that would have cut over $3 billion from the state budget.
  • Arizona nonprofits were part of an effort that overwhelmingly defeated a proposed repeal of the First Things First program, which provides funding to early childhood development and health programs.
  • In Montana, nonprofits like NeighborWorks Montana helped pass a measure capping interest rates at 36% on payday loans that were typically 300% or more.

Nonprofit VOTE is thankful for the local nonprofits that do this work on a daily basis, who promote voter participation, and who have incorporated voter engagement into their year-round advocacy and civic engagement programs. Lastly, we want to say a big thank you to all the nonprofit organizations working every day to improve the lives of our neighbors and to strengthen our communities.

In honor of Thanksgiving, make sure to thank your favorite nonprofit for the hard work they do year-round!

You can find a full list of Nonprofit VOTE’s 2010 partners here.

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