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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...

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...

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...

01/18/2018 - 12:07

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Advancement Project’s national office is excited to announce that it is one of the final recipients of Colin Kaepernick’s $1 million in 10 months pledge to local and national advocacy organizations. Kaepernick, professional football player and social justice advocate, decided to announce a winner a day over a 10-day period which began...

01/04/2018 - 17:04

WASHINGTON –Last night, the White House announced that the Pence-Kobach Commission is no more – a move that sends relief, yet inquiry as to what the administration’s next move will be to impact citizens’ fundamental right to vote.

Advancement Project has gone on the record stating that the Pence-Kobach Commission would rather misdirect the public and stoke fears about...