Democracy Centers provide permanent, peer-to-peer voter services, education, dialogue and opportunity for participation within the political process at the local, state and federal levels, in partnership with underserved communities.
Students for Justice is a paid internship program for college students. The program was founded in May 2020 to meet two urgent needs –the need to fight voter suppression and apathy, and the need to engage young people in the electoral process.
The Student for Justice mission is to empower underrepresented voters in communities of color in voter suppression states through voter registration and by providing the information needed to overcome barriers to voting. Since its inception in 2020, Students for Justice has provided 275 internships. Our interns have recruited more than 1800 volunteers to engage in voter outreach. Together the interns and their volunteers have mailed over 150,000 postcards to voters and spent hundreds of hours phone banking and text banking. Our interns have also reached over three million people with their social media posts.
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In 2022 we are focusing on nine target states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. We will be phoning, texting, and postcarding. Our postcard campaign launches for Texas on January 14, Getting Out The Vote (GOTV) among Black voters in 12 counties for the March 1 primaries.
We are also supporting our Democracy Centers in key states to help local communities with voting rights, community wealth building, energy democracy and resiliency, and power building.
And we have weekly national training webinar series open to all volunteers. Sign up for events at bit.ly/cfcg-events.