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The Franklin County Coalition for Progress (FCCP) is a 501 c 3 non-profit whose mission is to advance social justice and equality for all residents in Franklin County.

© 2019 Franklin County Coalition for Progress

VOTER EDUCATION

Thomas Jefferson famously said that an informed electorate is a prerequisite for Democracy.

As American citizens we each have the right to vote for our legislators and be active participants in our democratic process. We can help shape the community we live in by supporting the ideas we believe in and would like to see implemented. Unfortunately, many of us lack basic knowledge of how our government works both locally and nationally. Your political party does not matter as much as what you know about the system and the legislators that your vote will put in office. 

 

Once we know what our various legislators can and cannot do, we will be better prepared to choose those who will best serve our community. When we have an informed electorate we have the power to create a government that best represents the electorate and works for the majority of the electorate.

 

We believe, like Thomas Jefferson, that voter education is a basic need in our community. As such, it is a priority for our organization. Not only are we concerned with people registering to vote but also having basic information about the structure of our government and helping them feel part of the process. Everyone in the community should have their voices heard by legislators and that starts with voting. 

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Our volunteers are passionate about voter registration and education.