Carnegie Corporation Urges Fellow Grant Makers to Support Voting Rights

Chronicle of Philanthropy

With the 2020 elections a year away, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has issued a call to action for philanthropy to safeguard the ballot and ensure that next year’s votes represent the people’s will. A report released Monday, "Voting Rights Under Fire: Philanthropy’s Role in Protecting and Strengthening American Democracy," provides a snapshot of foundation support for voting rights that includes litigation, policy research, and advocacy to make it easier to register and to vote. A major part of the conference’s work over the next year will be as part of the All Voting Is Local campaign. In eight states the conference and coalition partners, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Campaign Legal Center, are pushing early voting, monitoring state election offices for improper voter purges, and working for a robust voter turnout.

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