Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you “Mission Possible,” a new blog series that explores the variety of ways that nonprofits can embed voter engagement in their work. We believe that an active community is a successful community. Even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change in your communities. But don’t take our word for it. Each month, Mission Possible will feature an organization and the unique way they’re mobilizing the community they serve.
This month’s issue showcases Neighbors Together, which is committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, among New York City’s lowest-income areas.
Amy Blumsack, MSW, director of organizing and policy, and Annie Carfolo, campaign manager, discuss the direct connection between ending hunger and poverty in Brooklyn to housing and voter engagement. They’re educating people about recently changed laws that restore the ability of formerly incarcerated individuals to vote again and have become a trusted ally in efforts to increase civic participation in their community.