Showing posts tagged with: "participation"

LA County Takes Strategic Look at Elections . May 10, 2012

Last fall the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk–overseeing the largest voting district in the country with over four million voters–announced that it would completely overhaul its election system over the next five years. Before making any decisions, however, they wanted to know what voters thought about elections. They surveyed more than 1,000 voters and more read more

Black History Month Voting Facts . February 28, 2012

As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to share some voting statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. 11.1 million black voters cast a ballot in the 2010 congressional election, making up 12% of the electorate–a slight increase from 11 percent of the total electorate in 2006.< archives="" cb11-164 newsroom="" releases="" voting="" www> < read more

In California, Redistricting Input Generates Results . June 16, 2011

Did you attend a local redistricting hearing to offer testimony about your community? If so, rest assured that it paid off. Last week California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission released the first set of draft redistricting maps. Upon their release, Greenlining Institute Redistricting Fellow Michelle Romero noted “One thing that’s clear is that when communities turned out read more

"Young Black Voters: The Future of American Politics" . February 28, 2011

Last month the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Cathy Cohen–a political science professor at the University of Chicago–who addressed “Young Black Voters 2008 to 2012: The Future of American Politics.” The 2008 presidential election saw an increase of 3.4 million young voters, when youth turnout rose to 53% (an read more