The Voter Power renames itself BostonVOTE and launches efforts to help nonprofit organizations serving communities of color register, educate, and mobilize voters, focusing on the lowest-turnout neighborhoods in Boston.
1995 Voter Power
With support from the Access Strategies Fund and the Boston Foundation, the Commonwealth Education Project, the education and research arm of a coalition of labor unions, environmental groups, women’s groups, LGBT civil rights organizations, and community organizations starts Voter Power, a nonpartisan voter education program.
The roots of MassVOTE’s work can be traced to the fights for racial equality and voting rights that have been a part of American history for 200 years. More recently, MassVOTE’s work is connected to Boston’s difficult racial history, including the busing fights of the 1960s and 1970s, and to ...