Nonprofits across the U.S. are working day and night to ensure that every eligible citizen has the information, tools, and opportunity they need to vote in the November 3, 2020 election. These organizations are managing high demand for their services while also facing diminishing resources due to COVID-19, scrapped in-person programs, the loss of regular volunteers, and cancelled fundraisers. It’s crucial that we show up to support these nonprofits as they step up to help our country vote!
We’ve built a list of some of the social good organizations dedicated to voter registration and education—follow the links below to learn more about their work and how you can get involved:
- The ACLU Voting Rights Project has worked to protect the gains in political participation won by racial and language minorities since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). The program has litigated over 300 voting rights cases.
- BlockPower was founded to increase Black voter turnout and civic engagement in this election cycle and beyond. The platform assists in recruiting, training, and paying Black micro-organizers to identify, motivate, and empower Black non-voters they already know.
- Democracy Works Inc. is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live. We’re a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers working together to build the tools a modern democracy needs.
- Election Protection is a national, nonpartisan coalition that works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.
- The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is a grassroots, membership organization run by returning citizens (formerly convicted persons) who are committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.
- HeadCount uses the power of music to reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform them, empower them, and get them to registered to vote.
- IGNITE is a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of civic and political leaders.
- The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
- The NAACP LDF Prepared to Vote initiative arms voters with important information about how to comply with election laws and enables us to monitor and respond to instances of discrimination. In key elections, our Prepared to Vote lawyers and volunteers will be on the ground at polling places answering questions and ensuring every person is able to cast a ballot.
- Novelly is reimagining civic education through young adult (YA) fiction and digital technology so that every young person is empowered to engage in impactful conversations about social issues.
- She Can Win supports, educates, invests in, and empowers Women who have passion for civic leadership. We are dedicated to creating parity in politics and public office.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Voting Rights Practice Group collaborates with community partners and organizers across the Deep South to engage and mobilize voters, restore voting rights to returning citizens, pursue electoral policy reforms, and bring litigation to challenge unconstitutional and discriminatory voting practices.
- Underscore Media Collaboration produces collaborative journalism framed by justice to promote civic engagement and a fair-minded society.
- Verified Voting Foundation is on a mission to safeguard elections in the digital age. They connect those who are making and implementing policy that shapes how we vote to those who understand the particular risks associated with the emerging digital landscape, particularly on-line and electronic voting.