Civic Engagement

OUR DEMOCRACY IS IN YOUR HANDS

Our democracy is at a crossroads. The stakes have never been higher. Local and statewide elections matter more than ever for Eastside residents. Unfortunately, low voter turnout is a significant factor threatening our communities’ ability to advance opportunities and resources. InnerCity Struggle’s Civic Engagement program trains all residents from youth to elders to educate, empower and mobilize Eastside voters. As a participant, you’ll build an empowered electorate that can positively influence election outcomes that best represents the Eastside.

 

InnerCity Struggle is proud to be an anchor organization with California Calls. You’ll join a statewide network of California leaders focused on addressing real solutions to our public schools, public safety, health system and social safety net.

 

We seek volunteers to engage Eastside residents to register to vote, increase voter turnout and educate them about the key issues at the ballot box. When we encourage our neighbors to engage in our democracy, we build civic power.

 

POWER AT THE BALLOT BOX

 

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VOTER EDUCATION

We’ll train you to educate and empower your neighbors on the key issues that have the most impact on you and your family in local and statewide elections.

 

 

 

 

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VOTER REGISTRATION

There’s power in numbers. Every election there’s a new generation of voters eligible to vote. Learn how to motivate and encourage your peers and neighbors to get involved in deciding the future of their neighborhoods.

 

 

 

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VOTER MOBILIZATION

It’s not enough to only engage voters during election cycles. In order to build a new electorate, we must engage voters in between elections in an ongoing effort to empower their participation in our democracy.

 

REGISTER TO VOTE

  

 

YOUNGER VOTERS ARE THE FUTURE

Young voters ages 18-35 are our most powerful untapped electoral base. Young voters care about their communities, but have low voter participation in election cycles and are the hardest demographic to reach. If we can effectively mobilize the youth vote in California, we can bring powerful changes to our communities.

At InnerCity Struggle, our parents and students are part of a statewide strategy to increase the participation of young Latinx voters in the Eastside. We’re proud to work alongside a movement of youth leaders mobilizing their peers to build a new electorate of California voters with Power California.