Volunteers and local organizations lobby to increase civic participation in light of National Voter Registration Day in an effort to get as many new registered voters as possible.
Voter registration has hit an all-time low in the city of Chicago and Chicago Votes, a volunteer-run civic engagement advocacy group, hopes to make voter registration easier, and more accessible to everybody.
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Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation
Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy
Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)