To develop a bold policy agenda that builds broad public support; develop more sophisticated framing of public policy issues; improve collaboration among funders to expand Maine’s social change philanthropic sector and leverage additional resources; recruit and train new leadership to…
To build an integrated, permanent progressive infrastructure comprised of research, new tools for common use, issue framing and message discipline, and policy and leadership development programs that are of sufficient scale and ability to influence policy outcomes in Maine.
To provide access to civic engagement resources, training and state-of-the-art tools to the state-based network of organizations committed to expanding nonpartisan civic participation and issue advocacy work.
To enhance civic engagement by previously underrepresented constituencies such as unmarried women.
To create “election preparedness” report cards for each state, targeting particular states for reform prior to the election, and work with election officials, other advocates and the media to enact reforms, with a focus on preventing tampering with voting machines…
To increase civic participation among citizens motivated by environmental issues by promoting early voting and absentee voting programs.
To build the capacity of America’s nonprofit sector to participate in civic engagement, and to increase participation by traditionally underrepresented constituencies.
To help civic engagement and other progressive groups take advantage of the latest advances in Internet and other new technologies.
To register over 100,000 youth voters at music events and concerts across the country and build their commitment to civic engagement.
To support Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project, which will increase civic engagement among young people in 2008 and in the years to come through nonpartisan voter registration and mobilization drives.