STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2026
OUR MISSION & VISION FOR EQUITABLE CIVIC ENGAGMENT.
Cleveland VOTES is a nonpartisan, democracy-building movement that works to reconstruct and strengthen power through active participation of our collective partners. Guided by a system of networks, we promote informed, action-oriented mobilization that shifts power towards Equitable Civic Engagement and Infrastructure.
Our collective work will power a transformation toward a more liberated future, offering access to tools that produce increased efforts in civic education, engagement, and advocacy. We will work with intentionality to amplify the voices of our neighbors, ensuring we have a more informed, participatory, and cohesive community.
Strategic Plan 2022-2026.
The Genesis of
CV was created to fill the voter registration void for individuals incarcerated and re-entering society, and in 2018 our focus expanded to also include the equitable civic engagement framework, which is highlighted in the Kirwan Institute Report.
Since our founding, we have been steadfastly committed to our tagline - Educate Connect and Empower. Our multiracial and multicultural network of partners brings tremendous authenticity, commitment, and dedication to the work they do in our community.
FOR A MORE LIBERATED FUTURE.
Our vision for a more liberated future starts with Realizing Equitable Civic Engagement, Movement Capacity Building, Grantmaking, and Shifting Power (link to graphic)
We are working towards a more liberated future. We are not looking to settle or to survive
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For the next four years, our
main pillars will include:
Democracy is about more than elections. Making voting matter to people, investing in civic education in our schools, making space for art activism, telling a new story of our city, and advancing democracy through our elections and beyond will be key priorities.
Our partners and
movement need the most
up-to-date and creative
research and data to engage
with the community and advance our mission. We will be investing in research, data, & tools, learning from each other, and creating & building leaders through dedications and commitment.
Grantmaking and the funding space should be a partnership based on mutual interests and goals, so we're raising the resources to help build our partners, and investing dollars and time into the community we want to live in.
engagement must be
paramount and are essential to Cleveland's future. Clevelanders should make the decisions for our city and know that their voices matter. And our structures and community pillars must evolve to welcome new leaders and perspectives.