The Resurrection Project is committed to elevating the voices of all community members. We are engaged in a number of initiatives that promote full and active civic participation.
Since its inception, TRP has registered thousands of new voters through regular voter registration drivers. During each election cycle, we organize Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaigns that drive voter turn-out and ensure that our communities are represented at the polls.
TRP’s community organizers participate in state- and nationwide initiatives, including taking part in peaceful protests, calling on key legislators to enact new policies, and encouraging community members to contact their representatives. Previous campaigns have included the Temporary Visitor Driver’s License awareness campaign, an Illinois law which allows non-visa status individuals to obtain a temporary driver’s license. Our leaders were instrumental in passing this legislation.
TRP is also working within a coalition of community organizations to conduct outreach and education around Census 2020. Because inaccurate census counts deprive communities of vital resources, staff and leaders are working to ensure that all members of our community are counted and represented in our democracy.