Building Community Power through Civic Participation in 2020 Elections and Beyond
Philanthropy is crucial in maintaining a strong and equitable democracy. Such a democracy creates a culture of civic participation which enables communities to utilize collective power to shape systems and structures. The COVID-19 crisis poses threats to civic participation, including voter turnout. To address this, Maryland has converted the 2020 primary to a mail-in election on June 2nd and local advocates are working to ensure that marginalized communities are not further disenfranchised in the process.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, OSI-Baltimore, Black Girls Vote, No Boundaries Coalition, and Baltimore Votes to learn about the upcoming mail-in election and advocates’ civic engagement efforts. We will hear opportunities for funders to support a strong civic participation culture in Maryland, and what lies ahead in Maryland’s civic participation horizon given the current crisis.
This program is for members and invited guests only.