CHELSEA VOTER INITIATIVE (CVI)
CHELSEA VOTER INITIATIVE (CVI) The Chelsea Voter Initiative works to engage and educate all members of the community about the importance of voting and participating in political processes.
CVI was established to reverse an apathetic voting populous and to demonstrate the power of a vote. Since CVI's inception, we have registered hundreds of new voters, increased voter turnout and increased the leadership of the Collaborative's members through their participation on various City boards and commissions.
CVI has accomplished the following:
Registered hundreds of new voters, just 241 last year alone, and mobilized hundreds more in non-partisan efforts to increase civic participation and election participation.
Organize regular candidates' forums for state and municipal elections so members of the community may raise concerns and seek answers to questions about matters important to them.
Prevented the Massachusetts Redistricting Committee from slicing the most ethically diverse voting block in Chelsea and giving it to East Boston, thereby reducing Chelsea's voting power. CVI brought this issue to the city's streets and within 7 days the decision was reversed!