Electoral

“Not enough low-income people utilize their most important voice -- their vote. If every one of these individuals went to the polls to support candidates and ballot measures that truly served their interests, progressive candidates and policies would win every time.”
– Ben Hanna, Electoral Program Co-Director

What We Do

Our Movement Building model grows grassroots leaders from the ground up. We work with established groups in local communities to recruit and train interested volunteers to be organizers. These organizers then go back into their communities, share their stories to raise awareness about key issues and recruit other volunteers to join in.

In addition to training, we also help these volunteer teams plan and execute: 

  • Voter education, registration and get-out-the-vote efforts
  • Volunteer recruitment, events and rallies, and signature drives
  • Townhall meetings, issue campaigns, and canvassing drives

All to support policies, legislation and leaders that improve the lives of low-income people.

Featured Electoral Partner: Promise Arizona (PAZ) in Action

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“I am a citizen and soon will be able to vote, but my family lives in fear. My mother came to this country to give me and my sister better opportunities. This is why, for me, doing this work — sharing my story, registering people to vote and inviting others to join me — is my way to honor her sacrifices.”

 Jennifer Briones, PAZ in Action volunteer

In 2013, CCCAction’s Arizona partner, Promise Arizona in Action, and its state allies registered 34,327 new voters, contacted 92,000 voters and held more than 1,125 actions across the state in support comprehensive immigration reform. These efforts won the support of Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, as well as 5 of 9 Arizona House members.

 


The Immigrant Voters Win PAC

In 2016, The Center for Community Change Action and the Immigrant Voters Win PAC targeted over 700,000 low-propensity Latino and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in Nevada, Colorado and Florida. Our multilayered, metrics driven program operated 15 canvass offices, completed more than 1.7 million door knocks, sent 1.2 million pieces of mail, made 638,566 phone calls and sent more than 1.9 million SMS alerts.

We blended the rigor and discipline of a traditional command and control campaign with the community credibility and cultural competency of local grassroots groups into a hybrid where trusted messengers had the training, resources and support to operate at scale in key battleground states. Our canvassers, trained in community organizing techniques, began conversations with voters around shared values and issues important to their families before pivoting to discussions about specific candidates, an approach that made an immense difference in the direction and outcome of the conversations and in the turnout among our targeted universe.

Read more about the CCC Action program and work with local community groups in these Washington Post and New York Times profiles.

Following the reporting and processing of the official voter rolls, CCC Action can now definitely state that, despite the troubling national results, our efforts were a resounding success (can we hyperlink to the one page chart here) , dramatically increasing turnout for our targeted universe of infrequent Latino and immigrant voters.

To read CCC’s full report on our 2016 election cycle click here.

Read CCCA Summary Results here.