The Advancement Project
The Advancement Project is a democracy and justice action group that works with communities seeking to build a fair and just multi-racial democracy in America. Using law, public policy and strategic communications, Advancement Project acts in partnership with local communities to advance universal opportunity, equity and access for those left behind in America. Initially the Advancement Project concentrates on three subject areas: opportunity to learn, power and democracy and urban peace.
Since 2001, CIRCLE has conducted, collected, and funded research on the civic and political participation of young Americans.
National Alliance for Civic Education
NACE was launched in 2000 and now has more than 200 group and individual members committed to advancing civic knowledge and engagement. NACE
believes the time has come to band together to ensure that the next generation of citizens understands and values democracy and participates in the ongoing work of building democracy in America.
National Conference on Citizenship
The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a federally chartered corporation whose mission is to encourage a more active, engaged citizenry. Its mandates are to hold annually a national conference on citizenship; to assist in the development of more dynamic procedures for making citizenship more effective, including the promotion and encouragement of local, State, and regional citizenship conferences; and to indicate the ways and means by which various organizations may contribute concretely to the development of a more active, alert, enlightened, conscientious, and progressive citizenry in our country.
PBS Immigration Lesson Plan
A section of this includes a class project on whether non-citizen immigrants should be allowed to vote.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Founded in 1974, AALDEF is the first legal rights organization on the east coast serving Asian Americans. AALDEF works on strengthening political participation among Asian communities through their voting rights project. Voting Rights
Enlaces America seeks to maximize the potential for transnational leadership and regional policy advocacy within Latino immigrant communities in the United States.
The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to legal services, monitoring unfair treatment of immigrants, and challenging immigration policy issues in South Florida and nationally.
Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
and the New American Freedom Summer
Forty years ago, African American communities in Mississippi sent out a call for volunteers from throughout the country to come to the state and stand with African Americans in their struggle to live in safety, secure the right to vote, and to win equal treatment and full citizenship. Forty years later, immigrant communities and their allies in Arizona and Florida sent out a call for volunteers from throughout the country to come to these states and stand with immigrant communities in their struggle to live in safety, secure the right to vote, and to win equal treatment and full citizenship.
MALDEF – Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States.
National Immigration Forum The mission of the National Immigration Forum is to embrace and uphold American’s tradition as a nation of immigrants. The Forum advocates and builds support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair and supportive to new comers in the United States.
The New York Immigration Coalition – The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for more than 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.
NYANA (New York Association for New Americans) has provided refugee assistance to Jewish, Haitian, Tibetan refugees and those from several other countries. The organization seeks to support legal economic immigrants with the building blocks necessary for a better future. Some of the programs they provide are education and ESL, health and mental services, bi-culturation and more.
Northern California Citizenship Project is an organization that works largely with the Asian and Latino immigrant populations of the Northern California area on citizenship and civic participation issues. During the inception of the organization, NCCP worked to help tens of thousands of immigrants effected by the 1996 Welfare Reform Act which made citizenship a condition for the receipt of public assistance. Later, the organization grew committed to the civic and political empowerment of these immigrant groups documenting models and best practices for respective communities and their civic groups to follow.
Nada means HOPE in all Slavic languages. An agency that provides information on immigration and post 9/11 issues to those who are from Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Slovenia.
RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
Center for the New American Community
Community Resource Bank seeks to focus on issues and practices related to the integration of immigrants into American communities. The purpose of the initiative is to create a virtual community of local and national organizations that are engaged in effective initiatives to assist and empower newcomers and the communities in which they settle.
Migration Dialogue promotes an informed discussion of the issues associated with international migration by providing unbiased and timely information on immigration and integration issues.
The Migration Policy Institute‘s Sarah Margon discusses findings by the Urban Institute on naturalization trends among immigrants to the United States.
New York City Museum of Immigration
An institution devoted to documenting the immigrant presence of different ethnic groups as early as Dutch rule through photography, personal items, and family interviewing.
The Justice Learning Project
A collaboration of National Public Radio’s Justice Talking and The New York TimesLearning Network
Civilrights.org (Immigration Resources Page)
The site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.
University of Amsterdam Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Amsterdam which has existed since 1994. Its research clusters include citizenship and integration issues in multicultural democracies.
Immigration: The Changing Face of America
Voice of America’s immigration resource page. What draws people from across the globe to U.S.shores? How are immigrants received once they arrive? How have U.S.laws and regulations governing immigration changed since September 11, 2001? What unique contributions are specific immigrant groups making to American society?
Ballot Access News
A non-partisan newsletter reporting on the trials and tribulations of folks trying to put candidates on the ballot in the United States of America
Black Box Voting
An organization working to promote voting audits to prevent disenfranchisement through electronic ballot fraud.
Center for Voting and Democracy is a non-profit organization located in Takoma Park, Maryland dedicated to fair elections. The organization conducts research, analysis, education and advocacy to build the understanding of and support for more democratic voting systems.
National Voting Rights Institute
Founded in 1994, the institute aims to redefine the issue of private money in public elections as that nation’s newest voting right barrier and also litigates to ensure full political participation among all citizens.
PARENTS UNITED FOR EDUCATION
A group of San Francisco parents and community leaders joined together to pursue voting rights in school board elections for all parents of children in schools, regardless of citizenship status.
Voices Without Votes Project A web site created to foster a dialogue between U.S. voters and non-U.S. citizens in advance of the 2004 presidential election.
The World Votes Project
A Yale undergraduate reflects on voting rights at “This November your Vote Counts for 20”
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Last updated December 22, 2007.