Fair Share's David Elliot reports that as of earlier this week, the Community Voters Project, a project of the Fair Share Education Fund, the Center for Public Interest Research and The Public Interest Network, has helped more than 27,027 African Americans, Latinos and others in the Rising American Electorate register to vote.
Thanks to our non-partisan effort, these citizens will now be able to cast their votes and make their voices heard. Field managers, such as Antonio "Tony" Gonzalez in the Atlanta office, manage a small crew of canvassers in each of the five states we are helping to register voters: Oregon, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida.
As a field manager for the non-partisan Community Voters Project, Tony wants to "make a difference anywhere I can."
"It always starts with the little things," Tony explains. "[As a field manager] this [position] is huge for me, especially on the population and demographics focused on, since I'm Latin American. Voter registration is so important. Minorities a long time ago were fighting for the opportunities to vote and have their voice and their say -- whatever party they like. It feels good to wake up in the morning knowing I'm going to work and doing something good, helping others and building awareness."
By the time the project ends, we will have helped 46,000 people register to vote in five states. Now that's progress.