SeePolitical Receives Foundation Grants to Increase Voter Participation

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Non-profits work together to increase California civic engagement through creative animation platform

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Knowing that voter involvement is at an all-time low, it is high time to engage in new ways to reach voters

SeePolitical, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that informs and empowers voters through creative design platforms, announced today that they have received grants totaling almost $50,000 from the California Community Foundation and the California Endowment to help produce entertaining and unbiased videos explaining several aspects of the California and national political process. The videos, as per SeePolitical’s signature review process, are free of editorial opinion and vetted though their Board of Directors with diverse political backgrounds.

The California Community Foundation grant will be used to produce and distribute videos for upcoming California ballot propositions. The California Endowment grant will be used to produce videos explaining specific functions of the political and electoral process. All of this content is designed to help new and seasoned voters frustrated by researching dense text-heavy voter educational material in a year when the state's official voter guide is expected to exceed 250 pages in length.

“We are so grateful to these foundations for their generous donations to help broaden voter education content,” said Nate Kaplan, founder and executive director of SeePolitical. “We love partnering with like-minded organizations that are passionate about increasing civic engagement, and that understand the need for new and exciting ways to deliver important information. Knowing that voter involvement is at an all-time low, it is high time to engage in new ways to reach voters.”

SeePolitical relies on grants like these in order to produce the amount of content that is requested of them in the State of California and beyond. Approximately 20 ballot measures are predicted to be on the 2016 California election ballot this year, and SeePolitical would like to produce educational content for each one.

Original animated videos are typically expensive to produce, however SeePolitical’s relationships with design schools and academic departments in key universities in LA as well as with Imaginary Forces, an Emmy award-winning production & design studio also in Los Angeles, allow the ability to produce top quality video for a fraction of the cost.

SeePolitical demonstrated a successful partnership earlier this year in a local election in Culver City, that experiencing a voter turnout increase of 60%. City officials attributed the unique branding elements, including creative animated videos produced by SeePolitical, to the voter increase and have plans to continue the relationship for future elections.

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SeePolitical is a 501c3 nonprofit based out of Los Angeles producing fun, unbiased voter education materials including animations, logos, and comics that demystify ballot propositions and explain the electoral process. Ever-declining voter turnout and lack of civic engagement coupled with the insatiable demand for digital content makes SeePolitical the ultimate voter tool for the modern lifestyle.

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