Citizen Participation through Nonprofits

Thu, 02/10/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

California Participation ProjectThe City of Los Angeles Municipal Election is quickly approaching, and nonprofit organizations will continue to play a crucial role in engaging their communities.

For nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers, the California Participation Project ( will be hosting voter participation workshops on February 16 in South LA, and on February 17 in Downtown LA. For those who seek to empower their constituents to embrace their role in shaping local government, the workshops will offer a practical roadmap.


From the California Participation Project:

Nonprofit staff are the ideal messengers to communicate with their clients the importance of voting and the role public policy plays in their lives. At the training your nonprofit will:


·Plan easy steps to integrate nonpartisan voter participation into your ongoing work

·Learn to register clients to vote, help them understand the ballot, & get them to the polls

·Get up-to-date resources and materials on voter education and voting rights.

·Meet city council staff, local nonprofit leaders, and experts in the field of voting and elections.



South LA Training – February 16, 2011

Co-host: Councilmember Jan Perry’s office

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 9th District Neighborhood City Hall – Community Room

4301 S. Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90011

RSVP: or 213-346-3291


Downtown LA Training – February 17, 2011

Co-host: Council President Eric Garcetti’s office

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Children’s Institute, Inc. - The Big Room

2121 W. Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Free parking in downstairs lot. Enter on Lake St.)

RSVP: or 213-346-3291