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TurboVote -

"TurboVote is an application that makes voting easy. When you sign up, we keep track of your elections, local and national. And if you need to get registered, update your voter registration, or request an absentee ballot, we’ll get you all the forms and information you need, when you need them."


iCitizen -  

"iCitizen is a nonpartisan civic engagement app that facilitates open communication and collaboration between citizens and their elected leaders to shape the policies that affect their lives."


BallotReady -

"We believe elected officials matter, from the top of the ballot to the bottom. We created BallotReady to make it easy for every voter to research the candidates on his or her ballot and make informed decisions based on what he or she cares about. BallotReady provides free, nonpartisan background information on every candidate and referendum on a voter’s ballot. Our mission is to create a country where every voter can enter the voting booth prepared and BallotReady."



"AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development."


Campus Vote Project -

"In 2012, the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to focus and expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote."



Gandhi Center -

"Founded in 2005, the Gandhi Center is a nonviolence-oriented organization classified under the Justice Studies Department at James Madison University. Embodying the highest values of inquiry, learning and creativity, the Gandhi Center functions as a global hub to advance the understanding of, appreciation for and practice of nonviolence; a library and reading room for individual research, collaborative endeavors both internal and external, and public participation in service both on an off campus. The Center seeks to pursue justice and service through nonviolent means and ends."


4C -

"The 4C Initiative is the partnership between James Madison University's Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue and the Fairfield Center in downtown Harrisonburg. The 4C Initiative acts primarily to train passionate and impartial facilitators who are available to meet needs for designing and facilitating productive conversations on challenging and often value-laden issues on campus and in the community. The 4C mission is to advocate for, create spaces for, and facilitate the kinds of public conversations that allow communities and organizations to move forward on tough issues."


Madison Debate -

"The Madison Debate Society is a student organization affiliated with the JMU debate team and are concerned with raising both the quantity and quality of public discussion, debate and deliberation on campus, in Harrisonburg and throughout the Shenandoah Valley and beyond!"


Madison Collaborative -

"The Madison Collaborative prepares enlightened citizens who apply ethical reasoning in their personal, professional, and civic lives."


Health Policy Collaborative -

"The mission of the HPC is to engage students, faculty and community in partnerships for health policy advocacy, and the implementation and evaluation of public policies that improve health, work, and quality of life."