Ashley C.J. Daniels
The National Conference on Citizenship is committed to strengthening democracy by supporting local leaders and nonpartisan projects dedicated to citizen engagement and public service. Black Girls Vote, Menlo College, and National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) are exploring interest in a network of scholars, funders, and Black led organizations doing innovative voter turnout work in Black communities. Black Girls Vote’s “Party at the Mailbox” effort showed extraordinary turnout effects on low propensity voters and incorporated survey, interview and focus group conversations to provide rich data on the mechanisms driving this impact. The Leading Edge Fellow will do the research and engagement work necessary to create a new network of scholars, funders, and Black-led community organizations working together to co-create new knowledge about voting culture programs in Black communities. The proposed network would explore opportunities for scholars and Black led organizations to partner and begin building a more robust knowledge base about which voter turnout strategies best serve Black communities.