EDUCATE + REGISTER + TURN OUT THE VOTE
Voter registration + turnout have been rising,
but 30% of eligible voters are still not registered.
47% of eligible voters did not vote in America in 2022.
That's over 100 million eligible citizens who are not
participating in our democracy.
We have work to do to ensure that all Americans
CAN + DO VOTE!
Force Multiplier recommends four ways to empower voters.
Together we can have an impact.
the RURAL victory fund
What: Supports 8 grassroots groups that register + mobilize voters who live in small towns and cities. Groups promote progressive policies + fight for fair elections. They also develop communication strategies to provide accurate, relevant information to rural communities to counter the socially divisive narrative coming from right-wing social media, talk radio + cable news.
Where: Arizona + Ohio + Montana + Michigan + Pennsylvania + North Carolina + Nevada + Georgia
Rural Democracy Initiative
Fund type: 501 (c)4 fund
the heartland fund
What: Supports 7 grassroots groups in nonpartisan civic engagement + issue advocacy, organizing +
communications power in rural areas + small towns.
Where: Arizona + Ohio + Montana + Georgia + Pennsylvania +Michigan+ North Carolina
Partner: Rural Democracy Initiative
Fund type: 501(c)3 fund
Donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate through a DAF or RMD, please contact us.
What: Supports 6 grassroots groups doing non-partisan voter registration
+ engagement among constituencies who share our values (largely BIPOC, women 18-40 year olds and/or union members)
Learn more about 6 groups
Where: Georgia +
North Carolina + Ohio
+ Pennsylvania +
Montana + Arizona.
Partners: Groups are selected by Force Multiplier
Fund type: 501(c)3 fund. Donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate through a DAF or RMD,
please contact us.
What: Supports 3 battleground state parties in their year round work of mobilizing and protecting the vote.
The parties are uniquely positioned to provide continuity +
coordination from one election cycle to the next.They complement the work of the candidates + grassroots groups we support.
Where: Wisconsin +
North Carolina +
Partners: The Democratic State Parties of Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona.
Fund type: 527
Expanding the electorate and protecting democracy:
Previous Force Multiplier Voter Empowerment Campaigns in 2023:
The Wisconsin Democracy Fund
A partnership between Force Multiplier + the America Votes Action Fund supporting 5 grassroots groups doing direct voter contact during the April 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court election.
Outcome: 1.8M Wisconsin voters turned out to give Judge Janet Protasiewicz an 11 point victory, flipping the Wisconsin Supreme Court to a progressive majority. This new majority will be able to address gerrymandered election districts, voting rights, an outdated 1849 abortion ban, workers’ rights and more.
The Ohio Democracy Fund
Supported the Ohio Womens' Alliance and Ohio Student Association in registering, educating and mobilizing voters to defend abortion rights and voter-led ballot initiatives.
Outcome: 57% voted NO to defeat the August referendum which would have required 60% approval for future ballot initiatives. TargetSmart reported a surge in turnout among women, youth + Black voters, exactly the demographics targeted by the groups we supported. A constitutional amendment to protect reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November.
The Montana Democracy Fund
Supports the work of groups organizing youth and Native communities: Forward Montana and Western Native Voice.