Resources for Partners
Are service providers permitted to engage in electoral work?
Yes! While they cannot support or oppose any candidate for office, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are permitted to engage in nonpartisan electoral activities such as voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote efforts. You should inform yourself about the specific rules and limitations on nonprofit electoral activities. More information is available from the Alliance for Justice, a nonprofit organization that provides legal guidance and training to nonprofits on electoral and lobbying rules and guidelines. Visit their website at www.allianceforjustice.org.
The following public service announcements (PSAs) are available to Mobilize the Vote campaign partners. We encourage you to embed the videos on your organization’s website and circulate them to your networks.
The following documents are also available to Mobilize the Vote partners for technical assistance and general information about voter engagement efforts.
- This report contains case studies of organizations who have participated in the NCLR’s service-provider voter engagement project. It outlines best practices, common challenges, and solutions to those challenges for organizations interested in undertaking a voter registration and education project.
- This tool kit outlines various strategies on civic participation for service providers.
- This report produced by the Brennan Center for Justice provides an analysis of bills introduced and legislation passed in 2011 that affect voting rights of Americans.
- Evolution of the Latino Vote
- Latino Voter Attitudes on Jobs and the Economy: A Florida Perspective
- LEAP - A Model for Increasing Latino Civic Participation
- Latino Share of Votes Cast and Party Support in Select States for Elections, 2004-2010
- Engaging the Latino Electorate
- Latino Voters in the 2010 Election: Numbers, Parties, and Issues
- Latino Participation in Midterm Elections: A Quick Glance
- The Latino Electorate: Profiles and Trends
- Poll Summary of Latino Voters for 2006 Elections
- How Did Latinos Really Vote in 2004?
- Mobilizing the Vote: Latinos and Immigrants in the 2002 Midterm Election
- Mobilizing the Latino Vote: Tapping the Power of the Hispanic Electorate
- Issue Brief 4-The Latino Vote in the 90s
Florida’s Voter Suppression Law to be Subject of Senate Field Hearing
December 12 , 2011
Stand for Freedom
December 12 , 2011
In Florida, Implementation of Electoral Reform Law Will Suppress Minority Voting Rights
November 23 , 2011
Voter Suppression Laws Are Beginning to Raise Eyebrows in Congress
November 03 , 2011
The Candidate’s Guide to the Latino Vote
June 24 , 2011
Latinos, Voting, and Future Elections—What’s Next?
November 16 , 2010
“Latinos Divided on Immigration.” Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.
October 29 , 2010
It’s About Respect
October 14 , 2010