Ashley Spillane is the founder of Impactual LLC, a social impact firm that works with philanthropists and nonprofits to solve some of the country’s most pressing social challenges. During previous tenures leading organizations like Rock the Vote, The Atlas Project, and Democratic GAIN, Ashley forged large-scale cause marketing
In 2018, voter turnout in the U.S. midterm elections was the highest of any midterm election in the last century. Of the many factors contributing to this achievement, hundreds of companies encouraged their employees and/or consumers to vote. For these companies, “get out the vote” programs not only helped get more
With a sea of presidential candidates sharing their vision for America’s path forward, the 2020 election has officially begun, and with elections becoming a more pronounced part of American culture, brands will need to decide how they will participate in the conversation. The good news for companies
It’s a common refrain around election time in the United States: Voter turnout here is exceptionally low, and many other developed democracies consistently manage to do better. There are various reasons for that, including general disillusionment, laws that disenfranchise people and restrictive identification requirements. And in some cases there is another, more practical
We are living through a defining moment in American history: the majority of Americans don’t feel like the system is working. There is a lot of frustration about what is happening in our communities, our government, and our country. If you are frustrated with politics or government, you’re
We are likely living in a time that future generations will look back on as a defining moment in American history. It is inspiring to see so many people engaging in dialogue and action around issues they care about. First and foremost, the advice in this guide is
Debra Cleaver has heard it a thousand times: Young Americans don’t vote because they just don’t care. She just doesn’t buy it. “I think that the dominant narrative for years has been that voter turnout is low because Americans are apathetic or disinterested and that is false,” Cleaver, a
Being a career woman in a man’s world is tough! There are a lot of books on the topic; a number of panels and conferences dedicated to discussing it; and with Hillary Clinton running to become the country’s first female president, there are countless articles to read about it.