Every American deserves an equal voice in our elections. With the help of supporters like you, LCVEF is engaging people often marginalized or underrepresented in the electorate: single women, people of color, and young people under age 35. In fact, 66 percent of young people and 54 percent of Latinos—populations with traditionally low voter turnout—believe climate change needs to be addressed. LCVEF is convinced that helping underrepresented citizens claim their political voice is key to overcoming the environmental challenges facing us today.
Over the last decade, we’ve developed a highly sophisticated and effective nonpartisan voter participation program. Through our national vote-by-mail, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote efforts, we’ve become the leading environmental group working to inform and encourage citizens to participate in elections. Outside the environmental community, we’re one of the largest players in the civic engagement space, too. We have engaged voters in more than 25 states and are launching new models for online outreach to voters where increasingly they spend more of their time.
There’s good reason LCVEF’s programs have thrived: we rely heavily on research and experimentation to inform our work. With the guidance of experts in voter participation and voter registration, we’ve evaluated and honed every one of our programs. It’s this continual experimentation that refines our work and teaches us—and our allies—best practices for the future.