NYC Votes Contribute (Contribute), a project of the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), is a first-of-its-kind platform–a fundraising tool for candidates built as a public good. The CFB created Contribute with the idea of using technology to extend the mission of the small-dollar matching funds program.
Through the NYC Votes initiatives, the CFB also promotes voter registration, participation, and engagement, focusing particularly on underrepresented populations such as youth, individuals from low-income backgrounds, people of color, and limited-English proficiency citizens. Through youth engagement programs, registration efforts such as National Voter Registration Day, and the Vote Better NY campaign, which promotes voting reforms for the state of New York, the CFB works to advocate for all voters and ensure that all New Yorkers can register, get to the polls, and cast a vote that counts. The CFB also publishes the city’s official Voter Guide, and sponsors debates between candidates for citywide office. For more information, please visit the CFB website.
DemocracyNYC is a nonpartisan initiative of the City of New York focused on increasing voter participation and civic engagement in NYC. Part of that mission is to encourage every eligible New Yorker to make their voice heard at the ballot box. DemocracyNYC also works to address and eliminate historic barriers to voting through public education, outreach, and policy reform efforts. Currently we are focusing on encouraging voters to participate in special and local elections by educating New Yorkers on Ranked Choice Voting and pushing for long term reform through legislation.
Social Media Toolkit: http://on.nyc.gov/RCVToolkit
More about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) here: http://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-votes/ranked-choice-voting/
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