Sacramento ACT works to create a more just world by teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address the root causes of the problems they face. A critical piece of this power is voting and civic engagement is woven into all of our work.
We recognize that an integral part of the civic engagement process is restoring hope. The people who are most oppressed, most disenfranchised are frequently those with the least hope in the voting process. Our work is to ignite hope and assurance that each voice, each vote matters.
Since the building block of our organizing work is relationships, our approach to voter outreach is relational. As we reach out to low propensity voters who are predominantly people of color and youth, we ask what is your vision for your community? As we engage in conversation and relationship, we register voters and empower them to reach out to their friends, members of their congregation, and neighbors.
In the Spring of 2018, we had conversations with nearly 24,000 local low-propensity voters, using a combination of phone-banking and door-to-door canvassing.
Year after year, we train thousands of people as their own best advocates. As we build a just and equitable community, we know that those closest to the pain are the best architects of the solution. It is critical that these voices are heard in the electoral process and we are committed to this goal.
There are many ways that you and your institution can support civic engagement. Will you join us to inspire voters to transform our community?