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Building Capacity Building Power, a project of The Praxis Project, is an effort to empower community based organizations to develop and lead voter outreach campaigns in state, local, and federal elections. Working in partnership with national networks across the country, our goal is to increase civic participation within under represented communities/constituencies across the United States.

Our online resource center offers grassroots organizers a comprehensive voter outreach tool kit including: plan development guides, reporting templates, constituency organizing guides, outreach materials, legal guidelines, volunteer recruitment and management tools, sample scripts, sample hiring forms and guidelines, and voter contact formulas among other useful vote outreach tools.

04/20/2018 - 17:09

WASHINGTON – On April 20, 1999, two students in their senior year entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and opened fired, killing 13 people and injuring 24 others. In the 19 years following the tragic shooting, the nation has mourned the loss of over 140 students and educators in school shootings, including those slain in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida. As...

04/17/2018 - 15:12

Secretary of State, Department of Revenue in Knowing Violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The League of Women Voters of Missouri and the St. Louis and Greater Kansas City Chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute today...

04/06/2018 - 15:06

Washington – Yesterday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) carried out an immigration raid at a meat packing plant in Grainger County, Tennessee, resulting in administrative arrests and detainment for more than 100...

03/08/2018 - 12:07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
Nailah Summers
(305) 393-2521, nailah@dreamdefenders.org
Misha Cornelius
(510) 318-1020, mcornelius@advancementproject.org

MIAMI – Today, youth justice organizations and...

01/09/2018 - 15:16

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018
Contact: Ricardo Ramírez, rramirez@advancementproject.org, (202)-728-9557

Washington – The Trump administration announced this week that it will continue purging the United States from...

01/30/2018 - 00:31

We knew Trump’s first State of the Union Address would not be for us. Since day one, this president’s rhetoric has criminalized people of color and fed off of a whitelash.

The remarks underlined that this administration’s plan is to troll us and deny us. Trump even took a swipe against athletes decrying police terrorism – yes, the same ones whose mothers he called ...

01/22/2018 - 18:07

Washington – Today the U.S. Senate voted to a proposal to end the Trump Shutdown while turning its back on young immigrants. Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:

“Talk from so-called allies of the movement was tough, but there were no consequential actions to follow,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project...

03/09/2018 - 17:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2018

CONTACT
Nailah Summers
(305) 393-2521, nailah@dreamdefenders.org

Zerline Hughes
(202) 487-0967, zhughes@advancementproject.org

 

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04/13/2018 - 14:54

VOTE v. Louisiana, a Case Filed by People on Probation or Parole Demanding their Right to Vote, Will Move Closer to Victory as Plaintiffs Prepare to Take Fight to Louisiana Supreme Court and the Legislature

Baton Rouge – Today, the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit affirmed dismissal of litigation in VOTE v. Louisiana, which challenges...

01/16/2018 - 09:47

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2018
CONTACT: Elana Needle, 201.248.9724
Email: eneedle@raceforward.org

New York, NY –  In today’s divisive environment, pausing to recognize the significance of and need to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, many organizations, individuals...