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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by Taking Action and Getting Informed

Grantee resources to remove barriers, encourage active civic participation, and secure equality for all


(Credit: National Voter Registration Day)

National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday observed this year on Tuesday, September 22, is part of a larger campaign to ensure that all eligible Americans are registered to vote. First observed in 2012 and endorsed by the Association of Secretaries of State, the holiday has prompted more than than 3 million individuals to register to vote. Because this year’s voting is taking place amid a pandemic, it’s more important than ever that every eligible American is not only registered but has a plan in place for how their voice will be heard on November 3, 2020.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, one of more than 100 sponsors of National Voter Registration Day 2020, has long supported groups such as Rock the Vote, Vote.org, and other nonprofits that encourage civic engagement.  

Below are some additional Corporation grantees that offer voting information and resources to help ensure participation and equality for all voters.

  • Fair Elections Center:  Using litigation and advocacy to remove barriers to registration and voting, particularly those disenfranchising underrepresented and marginalized communities, and to improve election administration
  • League of Women Voters: Encouraging informed and active participation in government, increasing understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy
  • Feminist Majority Foundation: Advancing the legal, social, and political equality of women and increasing voter participation of feminist students and young people
  • MomsRising: Increasing family economic security, ending discrimination against women and mothers, and building a nation where both businesses and families can thrive
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Advancing and protecting the right to vote and ensuring that the right is afforded equally to all 


TOP: A woman inserts her ballot into a machine after voting during the midterm elections in Hermosa Beach, California, November 6, 2018. (Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)