Civic Engagement

Focus of Civic Engagement Department

  • Addressing Voter Empowerment
  • Increasing public awareness and civic participation in Federal, State, and Local Agencies
  • Ensuring Equal Representation
    • Redistricting
    • Census
    • Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act (successfully accomplished in 2006)

Goals for Voter Empowerment

  • Ensuring Voter Empowerment – providing awareness, training, and programmatic support to ensure registration, education, and election protection.
  • Ensuring Voters’ Constitutional rights are protected – safeguarding the Constitutional right to vote, and to have one’s vote protected and counted
  • Monitoring Redistricting and Census – ensuring fair and proportional elected representation
  • Promoting ballot initiatives to address social justice issues