California Participation Project

06/08/2012 at 2:44 AM Leave a comment

The California Participation Project – a project of Community Partners – is dedicated to expanding the role of nonprofits in voting and elections. The California Participation Project provides information, resources and tools for 501(c)(3) nonprofits so that they can integrate civic engagement into their on-going work.  The California Participation Project is a partner of Nonprofit VOTE.

The California Participation Project is a resource partner for Vote with Your Mission, a new campaign by CalNonprofits to have 100% of eligible nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers vote.  And we hope all nonprofits will sign on!  It’s not a big commitment, but it could make a big difference.  Over 125 nonprofits have already signed up.  For more information and to sign up,  download the flyer and pass it around at meetings.

Upcoming Nonprofit VOTE webinars:

Poll Worker Recruitment for Nonprofits

Thursday, August 30th at 11:00am Pacific, 2pm Eastern

Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. This year, many states have new laws around ID requirements and voting procedures, so poll worker recruitment and training will be critical to the Election Day experience. Your nonprofit can ensure that poll workers represent and are familiar with your community by encouraging staff, volunteers, and constituents to serve as poll workers. In many areas, translators are also needed to assist non-English speaking voters by translating voting information and answering questions. Learn how your nonprofit can help facilitate democracy in your community by recruiting poll workers, translators, and poll monitors.

Featured Presenter: Jenny Rose Flanagan, Director of Voting and Elections, works with state and national leaders to improve election policy and administration at federal and state levels in order to increase access to the polls and reduce barriers to voting. Jenny previously served as executive director of Colorado Common Cause, where she led the organization through the successful passage of Colorado’s ethics law, lobbied state and local officials for changes to voting practices in Colorado to ensure all voters have access to the polls, and promoted transparency in government. Jenny is one of the primary founders of Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection, Colorado’s election monitoring program established in 2004.

Click here to RSVP.

National Voter Registration Day: Get Involved

Tuesday, September 11th at 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern

On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together for National Voter Registration Day–an effort to encourage and assist all Americans to register to vote ahead of the November 6th presidential election. Join us to learn how your nonprofit can participate in this nationwide effort and utilize the opportunity to help register your clients, constituents, and community members.

Featured Presenters: Richelle DeVoe – Field Director at Bus Federation Civic Fund.  Richelle became the National Field Coordinator for the Bus Federation Civic Fund’s first national Trick or Vote campaign just one day after graduating with honors from the Political Science Department at the University of Montana in 2010. After Trick or Vote was successful in coordinating events in over 38 states, Richelle has since taken on the role of directing Trick or Vote nationally and coordinating National Voter Registration Day’s field efforts.

Jessica Reeves – Marketing and Partnership Manager at Voto Latino.  Jessica is a marketing and advertising specialist with experience in the General and Hispanic Markets. She has helped build digital and social media campaigns for Kraft, Twix, Domino’s and other multinational corporations. At Voto Latino, she works on creative development, brand management, marketing and strategic planning.

Click here to RSVP.

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