The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy was founded at a National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Seminar for College Teachers in 1997. The Institute is named in honor of Mississippi civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer, who was instrumental in forming the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) and leading the MFDP delegates to challenge the all-white Mississippi delegation at the 1964 National Convention held in Atlantic City.
The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) was established in 1961 as an umbrella organization to unify and meet the needs of an increasing presence of civil rights organizations in Mississippi, including: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a host of local organizations.
In the Fall of 2013 these two entities, the COFO Civil Rights Education Complex and the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy were merged to create the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO: A Human and Civil Rights Interdisciplinary Education Center. Together, the Hamer Institute @ COFO seeks to advocate for human rights and social justice through public programming, exhibitions, and community outreach.
CIRCLE’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, to study the effectiveness of educational programs designed to increase civic learning and engagement in democracy. By participating, your institution will be joining hundreds of other colleges and universities as part of this innovative national research initiative.
Campus Camp Wellstone is a nonprofit organization that brings trainers with experience in electoral campaigns, social change, and community action to universities across the nation. It is non-partisan and geared toward students of all political and social backgrounds. The program is designed to help students and community activists build concrete skills around issues like voter education and mobilization, campaign-planning, grassroots organizing, and message development.
Chabot College is a public comprehensive community college that prepares students to succeed in their education, progress in the workplace, and engage in the civic and cultural life of the community. Our students contribute to the intellectual, cultural, physical, and economic vitality of the region.
The college responds to the educational and workforce development needs of our regional population and economy. As a leader in higher education, we promote excellence and equity in our academic and student support services. We are dedicated to student learning inside and outside the classroom to support students’ achievement of their educational goals.
PowerPAC+ builds the political power of the multiracial majority. Our national network coordinates political giving to foster justice and equality in America. We work to elect social justice champions to public office for one simple reason. When we have a strong voice, America is better.
The Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter of the ACLU Northern Califorinia extends the ACLU's reach and keeps lawmakers on their toes by working tirelessly to advance civil liberties goals using a variety of grassroots organizing tactics. ACLU chapters are the eyes and ears in our home communities. We get involved in local issues on behalf of the ACLU, and offer our community members ways to get involved in the work on a local level. The Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter represents the Bay Area cities of Alameda, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City.
The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) is a non-partisan civic engagement research and outreach initiative for the state of California. Founded and directed by Mindy Romero, it is housed at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. The CCEP was established to engage public dialogue on representative governance in California. CCEP research is intended to inform and empower a wide range of policy and organizing efforts, supporting equity and well-being throughout the state.
Currently, we are in partnership with the Hayward chapter, League of Women Voters - Eden Area. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan citizen's organization that has worked since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizen's in the decisions that impact their lives. They operate at the national, state, and local level through more than 800 state and local leagues. We invite all chapters of the League of Women Voters to join us in this initiative.
The Voice of the New American Majority. A multimedia platform on race and politics.