Mission Possible: Empowering Communities through Voter Engagement

Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you a new blog series, Mission Possible. This series will explore the different ways a variety of nonprofits are embedding voter engagement into their work. We believe that even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change for your communities and the people you serve. But don’t take our word for it, check out these examples. Each month, Mission Possible will feature one organization and the unique way they are mobilizing their communities.

In this month’s issue, we learn about the National Urban League (NUL), a nonprofit that works to enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Ebony Baylor, director of civic engagement at NUL, explains why the organization works on civic participation. And it’s not just because it’s in their mission. Hear how NUL partners with organizations to access existing voter engagement resources and how everyone plays a vital and different role in increasing voter engagement.

Read more about National Urban League’s efforts.

Types: Blog, Policy Update
Global Topics: Election, Public Policy, Race, Equity, and Inclusion, Voices for Good