The majority of the public is unaware about the realities threatening our democracy. Fix Democracy First believes Civic Engagement and Education is key to achieve fair elections and government policies that reflect the will of the people and not the power of money.
Fix Democracy First and our Education Fund is actively involved in civic engagement and public education of the issues vital to attaining and maintaining a thriving democracy, where all have easy access to voting, and feel represented in our government. We are dedicated to providing and promoting opportunities for citizens to get more actively involved in democratic processes. FDF also partners with other organizations and groups to promote public forums and other educational opportunities.
We are always looking for ways to expand participation and voter turnout in elections. We have been hosting booths at fairs and festivals providing voter information and registering voters throughout King County and other parts of WA State since 2014.
Since the COVID pandemic, we have have sponsored numerous virtual events to inform and engage the public on a variety of voting, election, and democracy issues. These events include Democracy Happy Hours, Film Screenings, Presentations, Book Events with Guest Speakers, Expert Panel Discussions, Virtual Rallies, and Trainings.
In 2020, we started YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voting Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) – a new youth outreach program of Fix Democracy First Education Fund that is focused on engaging middle-school, high-school and college age students focused on equity in order to build civic engagement early and grow lifelong voters and civic participants.