We are building power among ordinary people so we all have the voice we are meant to have in our democracy.

Key Elements of Our Model

Integrated Voter Engagement: we build power and accountability relationships with elected officials by organizing around both public policy issues and elections.

Integrated Voter Engagement: we build power and accountability relationships with elected officials by organizing around both public policy issues and elections.

Deep Community Organizing: we are in it for the long haul. Building community-based power means using relationship-based organizing to develop lasting neighborhood based organizations.

Deep Community Organizing: we are in it for the long haul. Building community-based power means using relationship-based organizing to develop lasting neighborhood based organizations.

Distributed Leadership: our local neighborhood teams use a model of distributed leadership. That makes them durable, scalable and powerful.

Distributed Leadership: our local neighborhood teams use a model of distributed leadership. That makes them durable, scalable and powerful.

Multi-issue Agenda: we have a multi-issue agenda that is customized community by community. It includes issues ranging from climate change to criminal justice reform, minimum wage increases to money in politics, closing corporate tax loopholes to student loan reform.

Multi-issue Agenda: we have a multi-issue agenda that is customized community by community. It includes issues ranging from climate change to criminal justice reform, minimum wage increases to money in politics, closing corporate tax loopholes to student loan reform.

 

The Art and Science of Change

 
Our work is data-driven: we work with analysts on a rigorous program of measurement and evaluation for all of the elements of our work.

Our work is data-driven: we work with analysts on a rigorous program of measurement and evaluation for all of the elements of our work.

Our work is innovative: we work with public and private sector partners to apply community organizing solutions to persistent policy problems.

Our work is innovative: we work with public and private sector partners to apply community organizing solutions to persistent policy problems.

 
 

Some of the Things We Do

Voter Registration: a more responsive government starts with a more engaged electorate.

Voter Registration: a more responsive government starts with a more engaged electorate.

Training: we train community members and allies on community organizing best practices.

Training: we train community members and allies on community organizing best practices.

Issue Education: good information is hard to find. We work with our allies to provide public policy information that is easy to digest and actionable.

Issue Education: good information is hard to find. We work with our allies to provide public policy information that is easy to digest and actionable.

Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout: shifting the balance of power requires increased participation.

Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout: shifting the balance of power requires increased participation.

 

But to make any of it possible it takes people like you!