Participation

Democracy Fund Voice believes our republic is stronger when more eligible voters participate and are fully informed in critical elections. We have supported organizations that educate, register, and activate voters. (We do not support efforts or organizations that endorse candidates.)

“Show Up and Vote” Campaign

In 2016, Global Citizen’s “Show Up and Vote” effort will focus on increasing voter registration and participation among younger Americans through a series of events and concerts with high-profile artists.

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Funny or Die’s “Everyone Votes”

Funny or Die’s “Everyone Votes” project is a nonpartisan cultural campaign using humor and celebrity to engage young people in pledging, registering, and planning to vote.

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National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit effort to raise national awareness of voter registration deadlines in every election cycle.

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TurboVote Challenge

The TurboVote Challenge brings leading corporations and organizations together in a long-term commitment to increase U.S. voter turnout to 80 percent over the next decade.

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Vote.org’s Mobile Outreach Strategies

Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Vote.org of up to $75,000 to support a civic engagement project that digitally provides registered voters with important logistical and scheduling voter information in the 2016 election.

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NALEO Education Fund’s Voter Hotline

Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant NALEO Education Fund in the amount of up to $150,000 to support the Civic Engagement Project to provide Spanish language resources to voters in the 2016 election.

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Citizens’ Initiative Review

Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Healthy Democracy Voice in the amount of up to $250,000 to support advocacy for the adoption of legislation that would enable the creation of Citizens’ Initiative Reviews—a bipartisan idea that reduces the ability of campaigns to deceive or manipulate the public with misinformation.

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