African American Voter Registration, Education, & Participation Project

Increasing African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities in California. We've registered over 200,000 voters and counting since 2002!

2014: Another Successful Year for AAVREP

The elections have concluded, and the African-American Voter REP Project has left its mark on California once again.

For 2014 we supported great candidates up and down the ballot, from re-electing Governor Brown on down. We saw a statewide sweep of elected officials who will support our communities, and the next four years look to be as productive as the last four. California’s future is bright.

We also helped pass a key statewide ballot initiative, Proposition 47, which will begin the process of reforming our criminal justice system to put more money and resources into rehabilitation and treatment instead of prison warehousing, reducing crime at the source. We stopped another ballot initiative, Proposition 46, which would have threatened local and community medical systems and put our community’s health at risk.

We’re at the forefront here in California, showing a new way to make government work more effectively for the people. What happened last Tuesday in other states shows that when people are disengaged from the process, they tune out, and government slowly breaks down. But here, we showed that we can work together and bring people into the process, and make our state function better as a result.