The Civic Responsibility Project helps business, nonprofit experts, and local government leaders work to increase voter participation.
We help create comprehensive plans to encourage employees, consumers, and community members to fully engage as citizens in our democracy.
We use extensive data and research to recommend effective engagement strategies.
We’ll help you establish a clear set of dates around which to organize programming in the most effective, cost-efficient way.
A country is only as strong as the engagement of its citizens -- and right now nearly half of all Americans are opting out of our democratic process every election. In fact, voter turnout in the last midterm election was the lowest midterm election turnout since World War II.
The result of sustained levels of disengagement and fierce partisanship is a democracy that fails to meet the demands of a 21st century society. This must change.
The Civic Responsibility Project's mission is to support businesses committed to shifting cultural attitudes about civic participation, fostering a healthy and hopeful civic culture.
64% of Americans think CEOs should take the lead on change rather than waiting for government to impose it.
Source: Edelman Earned Brands
81% of Americans would be more likely to recommend goods or services from companies that support civic engagement.
Source: Democracy Works
81% of Americans prefer to buy from companies that support democracy.
Source: Democracy Works
91% of Americans say that the right to vote is essential to their sense of freedom and 60% want it to be easy for every citizen to vote.
Source: Pew Research Center
Low civic participation has led to perpetual disillusionment with our government and a democracy that fails to meet the demands of a 21st century society. Our democracy can only survive to the extent it is reflective of the population in this country.
Join the coalition of businesses nationwide getting involved in the effort to increase voter participation in America.
Our team of advisors is made up of brand experts, and media mavens, and political operatives from different ends of the political spectrum. We're working together on to solve this important problem because voter participation is not a partisan issue.
Creative Strategist and Former Brand Manager, Nike and Audi
Founding Partner, Ascent Media
Co-Founder of Revv, Opn Sesame / Partner, IMGE.com
Senior Vice President, Powell Tate
Contributing Editor, The Weekly Standard / Contributor NBC, MSNBC
President, Impactual LLC. Former President, Rock the Vote
Fellow, Harvard Institute of Politics / Former Government Affairs for Slack and Facebook
Elections Program Director, Democracy Fund
Senior Vice President, American Express; Former Chief of Staff, Rep. John Boehner
Senior Advisor to Democracy is Good for Business; Founder, Sojourn Strategies, LLC