Political Participation

Andrew Goodman Foundation
The mission of the Andrew Goodman Foundation is to empower the next generation to initiate and sustain creative and effective social action, and enable leaders and their communities to flourish by operating and investing in programs that advance civic engagement and intergenerational coalitions.

Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and contemporary art. Their nonpartisan political partnerships deploy a broad range of tactics helping women succeed in American politics. Their arts partnerships bring the experience of contemporary art to communities, with particular emphasis on partnerships that make contemporary women artists more visible to the public.

Declare Yourself
Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to energize and empower a new movement of young voters to participate in the presidential election.

Democracy Matters
Democracy Matters informs and engages college students and communities in efforts to strengthen our democracy. With campus-based chapters throughout the country, it focuses on the issue of private money in politics and other pro-democracy reforms. Democracy Matters encourages the emergence of a new generation of reform-minded leaders.

Girls in Politics Initiative
The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is a program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. Programs are hosted in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

League of Women Voters of the United States
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

National Women’s Political Caucus
NWPC is a multipartisan, multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political field and creating a political power base designed to achieve equality for all women. Through recruiting, training and financial donations, the NWPC provides support to women candidates running for all levels of office regardless of political affiliation. In addition, hundreds of state and local chapters reach out to women in communities across the country to better assist in their dreams of being elected to public office.

New Voters Project
The New Voters Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout among citizens age 18-24 on Election Day.

Project Vote Smart
A truly nonpartisan organization, Project Vote Smart supports no candidates and embraces no political philosophy. It merely collects information on where candidates stand on a wide variety of issues and attempts to make that information readily available to the public.

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote mobilizes young people to create positive social and political change in their lives and communities. The goal of Rock the Vote's media campaigns and street team activities is to increase youth voter turnout.

Student PIRGS
Student PIRGs are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection and government reform.

Student Voting Guide
BestColleges.com has created a comprehensive voter’s guide tailored to college students.

The League of Women Voters online voting guide provides personalized voting information based on your address.