But not everyone in the United States is being heard.
The Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, young people, and people of color – are the fastest growing cohort of eligible voters and now comprise the majority of America’s voting age population. Yet these voters have historically been, and to this day are, significantly underrepresented at the polls.
Until the Rising American Electorate raises its political voice by voting at a rate commensurate to its size, the political cycle of mutual neglect will continue.
To break this cycle, Community Voters Project is helping to increase civic engagement among underserved and underrepresented communities, focusing primarily on African Americans, Latinos, and in some locations, young people, through non-partisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns.