King County Elections and Seattle Foundation will commit $950,000 in grants over the next two years to more than 30 organizations working to increase voter participation and civic engagement in historically excluded communities.
The investment is part of the Voter Education Fund, a government, philanthropic and community partnership. Applications open March 1 and close April 2. Selected grantees will be announced in early May.
“As elections administrators it is our democratic duty to ensure every eligible voter has access to the ballot,” said King County Elections Director Julie Wise in a March 1 news release. “Confronting the shameful history of voter suppression—that has disproportionately impacted BIPOC communities—is vital to
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