LCV Education Fund Announces Multi-State Initiative to Register Historically Excluded Communities to Vote 

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Site-based voter registration program will register eligible voters in communities of color in urban and rural communities in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania ahead of the 2022 elections

Washington, D.C. — Today, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) announced a multi-state site-based voter registration program in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania —  the largest non-partisan, site-based voter registration program in the country this year — to register eligible voters historically excluded from voter registration efforts, including communities of color in urban and rural communities.

Organizers in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania will register eligible voters, particularly focused on engaging communities of color in urban and rural communities ahead of the 2022 elections. The voter registration program efforts will aim to register a majority of eligible voters that identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian Pacific Islander, in addition to eligible voters in immigrant communities.

“Barriers to voting disproportionately impact eligible voters in communities of color, immigrant communities, in urban and rural communities, especially for first-time voters, voters with disabilities, and voters who speak or read another language,” said Hilda Nucete, LCVEF Director of Civic Engagement. “We know that we can’t have a healthy environment without a healthy democracy — the same communities who are historically excluded from the voting process are the same communities who are disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices.”

The program will engage constituents of color who disproportionately face barriers to voting; in the 2020 election, an estimated 70.9 percent of white voters cast ballots compared to only 58.4 percent of nonwhite voters. Potential voters in communities of color and immigrant communities often face obstacles that result in not voting, including language differences and delays in receiving accurate information. LCVEF’s voter registration efforts will help strengthen engagement in the electoral process so that more eligible voters can participate in and be represented in our democracy.

LCVEF’s 2022 program, which launched in March, is carried out through its Chispa Arizona and Chispa Nevada programs, in addition to state affiliates the NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation, PennFuture-Democracy for All, and Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund. The work builds on its work in various states in 2021 including Nevada, North Carolina & Pennsylvania, and its 10-year history of work, leading to more than 1.5 million registrants across the country. 

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About LCVEF:

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) envisions a world in which tackling the climate crisis, confronting environmental injustice, and strengthening our democracy, leading to cleaner and healthier communities, good, well-paying jobs, and a more just, equitable, and sustainable planet for all.  

LCVEF works to expand voter participation, advocates for policy change, engages in public education, mobilizes, organizes, and builds grassroots power in communities,  and partners with and supports the Conservation Voters Movement (CVM) and allies. 

For more information, please visit www.lcvef.org.