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Voter Mobilization in Milwaukee Pays Off

November 7, 2012 -- Citizen Action of Wisconsin Educati...

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund continues to play a leading role in Milwaukee’s non-partisan voter mobilization work.  In the November 2012 election, Milwaukee voter turnout reached 87.2%, far surpassing the 80.3% turnout in 2008 (that was considered a high benchmark).  

 

CCNE Provides Election Day Assistance in Hartford

November 7, 2012 -- Connecticut Center for a New Economy

At 7:00am on Election Day Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE) began receiving a constant barrage of calls: “Can you help me find my polling place?”  “How do I know if I’m registered?” “I didn’t register, can I still vote?” “I heard you guys were giving rides to the polls….” (Yes we were!)

FRESC Engages Community in Hosting Regional Transportation District Candidate Forum

October 30, 2012 -- FRESC

On October 13, Partnership affiliate FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities partnered with 9to5 Colorado to host a non-partisan public forum for the candidates running for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors for District M, which encompasses parts of Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Golden.  District M also includes segments of two FasTracks corridors - the West and Gold lines.

Deeper Civic Engagement Program Built Out of Economic Justice Program in Milwaukee

October 25, 2012 -- Citizen Action of Wisconsin Educati...

In 2012, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Fund is building a deeper civic engagement program out of our economic justice program. The project focuses first and foremost on the economic depression that has gripped Milwaukee’s people of color communities for the last three decades. 

Hartford Community Voter Project 2012: Because Who Votes Matters

October 23, 2012 -- Connecticut Center for a New Economy

If poor peole voted in higher numbers we might be hearing candidates talk about poverty. Instead it remains this election’s invisible issue. 

Connecticut Center for a New Economy's 2012 Community Voter Project (CVP) set out to change that fact – one neighborhood, one door, at a time. Our 10-week summer CVP project encouraged hundreds of disengaged Hartford residents to become active community voters –recognizing that they have a stake in local, state, and national elections. 

Poverty Day 2012 Shows Rising Inequality

October 17, 2012 -- Partnership for Working Families

Income inequality in American cities is rising and economic hardship remains a prevalent concern, according to Partnership affiliates’ analysis of data from the results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey released in September.  The American Community Survey provides poverty, income, and earnings data from the previous year.

Non-Partisan Voter Forums Raise Awareness About Environmental Justice Issues in the Metro Seattle Area

October 15, 2012 -- Puget Sound Sage

Puget Sound Sage has been working with environmental allies in the metro Seattle area using non-partisan voter forums to raise attention to environmental justice issues in state legislative races. The first event took place on September 13th in Renton, Washington in a non-partisan forum co-sponsored by Sage and six local environmental organizations.

Increasing Economic Inequality in New York City

September 27, 2012 -- Alliance for a Greater New York

Despite popular belief to the contrary, economic inequality remains prevalent in all of New York City’s five boroughs. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau on earnings and poverty show that poverty increased slightly, Latino and Black households lost income, the rich got richer, and working communities continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. 

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