Stronger Democracy Award

Civic Revolution: Building a Diverse Democracy

Accelerate Change, Inc.

Civic Revolution will develop a force of 100 million diverse citizens who consistently share news, policy, and voting information with friends and family, increasing voter participation and pressure for democracy reforms.

Last Updated: February 2022
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Subject
Democracy
Current Work Location(s):
  • Alabama, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • Mississippi, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • Arkansas, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • South Carolina, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Multiracial people
  • Immigrants
  • Low-income people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 13. Climate action
  • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Executive Summary

To close racial voting gaps and achieve democracy reforms, year-round civic engagement needs to dramatically increase, particularly in underrepresented communities.

Studies have shown that the most impactful civic engagement is “relational” – meaning it’s most effective to reach out to friends and family to encourage them to vote, register, or get involved in an issue.

But no one has been able to scale relational civic engagement. Until now...

In 2020, Civic Revolution drove the largest relational voter engagement campaign in history. The coalition activated its 12 million subscribers (over ¾ BIPOC) to share over 270 million personalized voting messages with friends and family, and engaged a network of influencers to generate nearly a billion views of voter education information.

This project will create a force of 100 million citizens (over ⅔ BIPOC) who share nonpartisan news, policy, and voting information with friends and family, dramatically increasing voter participation and driving democracy reforms.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Accelerate Change, Inc.

website: http://www.acceleratechange.org
Organization Headquarters
Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
82-3400062
Number of Full-time Employees
51 to 100
Annual Operating Budget
$5.1 to 10 Million
Type
Non-profit

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