Learn about our OHIO Civic Education Project:
Federal laws have enhanced opportunities for citizens to vote. However, barriers continue to be erected at the state level that prevent citizens from participating fully in our system of democracy. These barriers lead to low voter turnout in underserved minority communities across the state of Ohio and result in minority citizens being under-represented in numbers disproportionate to their population.
The Promise of Democracy Foundation (PDF) is implementing a model Ohio Civic Education Project – a monthly community education forum (“Your Vote Still Matters”). The initiative focuses on challenges to Voting Rights in Ohio and its potential impact on the 2018 and 2020 Election Cycles.
The OHIO Civic Education Project
Community education forums will be held in high schools, and on college campuses, community centers, and faith-based institutions across Ohio. The project will place special emphasis on the barriers to civic participation unique to each area. The lecture series is designed to promote dialogue, and diverse perspectives on public policy making as a means for social change.
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