Recent research demonstrates that amidst 2018 voter registration data trends, a growing share of communities of color are participating in the face of systemic disparities. Join us in learning how to support voter registration programs that are designed to work with communities of color to boost their turnout, further their organizational capacity, and build their power. Activities being carried out in key states will be highlighted, along with noted trends such as the exponential expansion of online voter registration (OVR) that is presenting both new opportunities and challenges. Discussants will share suggestions for what to look for when considering investments in voter registration programs, how efforts like OVR are being integrated into ongoing programs, and additional trends from 2018 that we can use to inform 2020 efforts.
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), Tisch College at Tufts University
Pete Backof, Camden Strategies
Moderator: Ilona Prucha, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Cosponsors: Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Philanthropy New York, Maryland Philanthropy Network, United Philanthropy Forum