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Nonpartisan
Civic Engagement

Nonpartisan
Civic Engagement

Our Work in Nonpartisan Civic Engagement

In addition to support for immigrant civic integration, the National Program provides strategic, ongoing support to organizations that promote nonpartisan voter engagement, especially among groups that have traditionally shown low levels of voting and who have little access to information about government. Although the 2008 election was a modern high-water mark for voter participation, even in that watershed year nearly 40 percent of the eligible voting age population nationally did not turn out to vote. And in the 2010 mid-term elections, the numbers were reversed, with only about 40 percent of the voting eligible population actually voting. With barriers to voting on the rise, large-scale programs to protect voting rights at the federal and state levels, register and mobilize voters are badly needed.