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Civic Engagement

Million Voters Project

The Million Voters Project, an alliance of 6 powerful state-based networks, is gearing up for their first step in strategically transforming the electorate by contacting over 1 million voters and mobilizing over 700,000 of them to the polls in the November 2016 General Election.

African-American Civic Engagement Project:
Building Power in California’s Black Communities

California is home to the 5th largest black population in the country. African-Americans play a defining role in electing progressive candidates and passing progressive laws. As “likely voters” in the Black community age, it is critical to engage and motivate younger generations to step into leadership and civic engagement at higher rates.

“We Are California”

As a California Calls anchor, COPE is supporting “We Are California” – a campaign calling on the California majority to use their power to create laws that work for ALL Californians, not just big corporations or the richest 1%. “We Are California” will work through California Calls’ member organizations across the state, tapping into their local, grassroots base of supporters. Supporters are asked to pledge to vote in every election.

Click here to join the campaign and receive additional information and tools for this election year: http://www.wearecalifornia.org/cope

COPE is joining other statewide allies dedicated to closing the commercial property tax loopholes so we can continue to invest in strengthening our schools and important local priorities.

We seek to make California’s tax code fair to all by phasing out loopholes in Prop. 13 that have allowed a handful of giant corporations and wealthy commercial property owners to dramatically lower their obligations to California’s families. Our goals are simple: make commercial property taxes fair by reassessing commercial and industrial property at fair market value so that we raise the revenue we need to fully fund our schools and community colleges, strengthen public safety and affordable housing, fix our roads, build transit, offer small businesses tax relief, keep parks and libraries open and maintain other vital services.For more information, visit http://www.makeitfairca.com/

COPE is a regional anchor organization with California Calls is a statewide alliance of 31 organizations organized in 12 counties. Our long-term goal is developing a progressive alliance of grassroots social justice organizations and unions representing key issues and strategic geographic regions of California, with agreement on a public policy agenda, and the collective power to win systemic reform. For more information, visit http://www.cacalls.org/.

To get involved, please contact Rev. Benjamin Briggs, Senior Organizer and Director of Civic Engagement at bbriggs@copesite.org.