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Wellstone Action Fund Non-Partisan Voter Engagement Manual: Instructions, references, tools and sample materials for voter registration, education and transportation. (111pp) Non-Profit Resources: Candidates and Information. State Voter guides include candidate profiles for federal and state candidates and links to state sites for voter registration and polling place information.

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center Launching a Successful Voter Empowerment Campaign (September 2002) includes forming an advisory committee, keeping records/maintaining a database, registering voters and recruiting volunteers, educate registrants, bring registrant to the polls, and tally voters (

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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...

08/31/2017 - 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:...