The average American does not know who or what is on the ballot before they vote.
During 2020, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, racial injustice, and political chaos, Tanisha Manning recognized a missing link in the voting process in America. Elections are not promoted or deemed popular enough for the media or news unless there is a Presidential Election. When there is a Presidential Election, the messaging is always simply, "Go Vote". However, there are local elections every year and even more, during Presidential Election years, there are many other local, state, and federal positions on the ballot. And most important of all, the real work begins AFTER elections. Engaged Voters was created to provide vital civic engagement information to the average citizen who simply "does not know." It is an organization and platform that teaches, encourages, and reaches all Americans, but especially those in Houston, Texas. Its mission is to inform citizens about not only the process of registering to vote and voting, but more importantly, what each position on the ballot is responsible for and how to engage elected officials after they're elected to those positions.