This report presents critical findings from the 2004 election cycle regarding the effectiveness of 501(C)(3) voter engagement activity that the FCCP community of funders actively supported. The report synthesizes commissioned research and discussions between funders and field leaders at the VEEP Convening held in June 2005. The findings presented allow funders and nonprofit practitioners to avoid repeating mistakes, refine and replicate effective strategies, and target priority areas for additional experimentation and investment in future election cycles.
This report is a follow-up to the VEEP Report, focusing exclusively on how to effectively engage immigrant communities in the political process. The report discusses how immigrant groups that integrate voter engagement in their ongoing work not only enfranchise new American voters, but also strengthen efforts to address issues of concern to these communities, like employment, housing and health. The document presents case studies with best practices employed by a variety of groups and ends with a set of recommendations for funders.
On the heels of the most successful youth voter mobilization efforts ever in a midterm election, the Student Public Interest Research Groups' (PIRG) New Voters Project is releasing a new analysis of its 2004 efforts to boost youth turnout, and of the part
The 2006 midterm election does not signal a return to voter apathy as much as reflect an ailing electoral system, which requires reforms to increase the number competitive congressional seats to boost overall turnout.