In an era of increasing division, the need for civically engaged individuals is more important and necessary than ever. Learn about the issues impacting your community and gain the skills needed to engage in the process of democracy, whether at the local, state, or national level. 

Help with Voter Registration

Encourage others to register to vote by volunteering, canvassing, organizing a voter registration drive, and sharing information via social media.

  • For general information on organizing voter registration events, click here.
  • To volunteer for voter registration efforts, click here.
  • To help voters navigate Missouri’s new voter ID laws, click here.

Assist at the Polls

Facilitate our election process directly on the ground. Volunteer your time to organize and work the polls on election days. 

  • To find out how to become a poll worker, click here.
  • For resources on how to empower voters with disabilities, click here.
  • To access information on addressing voter suppression, click here.

Attend City Council Meetings

Amplify your voice at the community level by attending local government meetings. At at a time of friction and stagnation at the federal level, advocate for grassroots change in your neighborhoods, towns, and cities. 

  • For more information on public participation in local council and commission meetings, click here.
  • For step-by-step guidance on making comments at city council meetings, click here.

Contact Your Representatives

Join fellow citizens across the country making their voices heard in Washington, DC. Call your representatives and let them know about the issues you are passionate about. 

Start a Petition

Champion a cause that speaks to you! Be an advocate and activist in your own communities by starting a petition. 

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date on news at local, state, and national levels. Listen to a diversity of media outlets to broaden your perspective and understandings of issues. 

  • Examine data and trends on key sectors in the U.S. news media industry as reported by the Pew Research Center.

Cast Your Vote

Bolster the backbone of our democracy by casting your vote at elections of every scale. 

  • To review the results of past elections in 2018, click here.
  • For a list of midterm, congressional, state, and local elections in 2018, click here.
  • For a list of absentee ballot deadlines in each state, click here.