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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...

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...

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...

01/04/2018 - 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...