Are you a young activist, entrepreneur, or leader working to build a just democracy and sustainable future for all?
The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) tackles today’s voting rights issues and also connects to the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Andrew Goodman Ambassadors honor the Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner legacy by mobilizing young people. But AGF is more than just a get-out-the-vote organization. We are cultivating young activists, entrepreneurs, and leaders who will work together to build a just democracy and sustainable future for all.
We know you’re already working on an amazing project on your campus or in your community (or you have an idea for one), and we want to help you bring it to life!
Submit your project for a chance to earn a student stipend of $500-$2,000 to support your work. You’ll also gain access to The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s digital resources and trainings, exclusive democracy and voting rights events, and access to an AGF mentor to help answer questions and connect you to people and resources that will help optimize the success of your work!
– You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
– Your project must have a clear, attainable goal that can be achieved in a 3-6 month timeframe
– Your project must work towards a just democracy and sustainable future
– Your project must be nonpartisan and fit within 501(c)(3) guidelines for nonpartisanship (see below***)
If you’re interested in this additional digital organizing support from The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Digital Team, you can join our This Gen Advocacy Network as a Digital Ambassador. Email Katy Butler, AGF’s Director of Digital Strategy and Advocacy, with questions at email@example.com and/ or join our community of digital activists This Gen Advocacy Network.
*** We’re a 501C3. What does that mean?
The 501(c)(3) Scoop :The Andrew Goodman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, a designation in the United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that offers charitable nonprofits tax-exempt status. To maintain this status, AGF must comply with certain regulations, namely abstaining from partisan behaviors, such as endorsing candidates or political parties. For this reason, it’s of utmost importance that AGF staff and representatives of AGF, including the entire Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Network, ensure nonpartisanship in their campus and community efforts. To be clear, partisan and political activity in everyday life, outside of Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere, is allowable. (You are encouraged to delineate opinions as your own when you are not acting on behalf of AGF.) Here is a more in-depth look at the details.
So What Can You Do? Nonpartisanship means refraining from endorsing or campaigning on behalf of a particular party or candidate. While this is essential to maintaining 501(c)(3) status, it does not prohibit nonprofits from advocacy work, like registering voters, educating voters, and getting out the vote.
√ Register people to vote
√ Educate voters about how, when, and where to vote
√ Provide nonpartisan voter guides and sample ballots
√ Host or recommend attending candidate forums
√ Invite candidates or parties to attend events
√ Get out the vote
√ And More! (Please reach out with questions)
x Endorse a candidate
x Register people based on political affiliation
x Tell a person for whom to vote
x Rate or rank parties’ and/or candidates’ favorability based on their platforms
x Give a particular party or candidate preferred access to resources