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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.

11/07/2017 - 11:46

Louisville, KY — Local education advocates, Jeffersontown High School students and families today will call on the Jefferson County Board of Education to terminate its contract between the Jeffersontown High School and the Jeffersontown Police Department just days after the #AssaultAtJeffersonTown, where school resource officers called the...

09/04/2017 - 20:00

Washington – Today, it was announced that Donald Trump will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA came to fruition after Dreamers organized and applied pressure on the Obama administration for a measure that would protect them from deportation. Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:

“Trump has already embraced white...

09/15/2017 - 12:50

WASHINGTON – On September 15, former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of killing Anthony Lamar Smith. Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization, released the following statement in response:

“The killing of #AnthonyLamarSmith is essentially a premeditated execution,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’...

09/26/2017 - 20:00

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Advancement Project filed an appeal brief in the Louisiana Court of Appeal asserting the right to vote for Louisiana citizens on probation and parole. The appeal is part of an ongoing appeal of a trial court ruling that allows Louisiana to continue to deny the ballot to tens of thousands of Louisianans.

Advancement Project’s national office, a...

10/09/2017 - 20:00

Advancement Project’s National Office does not stand for the suspension of girls and boys of color for being assertive, sassy, nor outspoken – all issues that could otherwise be approached with restorative and supportive tactics by school administrators. Advancement Project’s National Office equally rejects punitive practices currently facing adults of color in professional environments...

10/17/2017 - 20:00

MIAMI – On October 18, the Power U Center for Social Change, in collaboration with local, state and national civil rights organizations including Advancement Project, hosted a direct action releasing a new report...

08/11/2017 - 20:00

Washington — Following a weekend of racism on full display in Charlottesville and a terrorist attack that claimed a life, Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization, released the following statement:

“The heinous showings of racism in Charlottesville are despicable,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’s national...

08/31/2017 - 20:00

Washington – Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to disempower State Attorney Aramis Ayala in order to impede prosecution reform. Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization that filed an amicus brief with other allies (available here), issued the following statement:...