Project: Proud Voter
Program: Civic Engagement Challenge — "How can we use creativity to increase civic engagement in Chattanooga?"
Tennessee ranks 50th in voter turnout, and 40th in registration. For the first time, Tennesseans will soon be able to register to vote online. This team is organizing a bipartisan campaign to increase the civic participation of groups who are currently under-represented, like minorities, women, and people under 30. The team will work with existing organizations and event organizers locally, empowering them with tools to reach their own audiences. They aim to register over 1000 new, local voters this fall.
The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.