About Engage San Diego

Engage San Diego is a collaborative network of social-justice focused, non-profit groups working to increase civic and voter engagement in historically and systemically excluded communities of San Diego County.

Engage San Diego table members are established and effective civic engagement and social change organizations with deep roots in the neighborhoods they serve –

  • ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties

  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

  • Alliance San Diego

  • Center on Policy Initiatives

  • Environmental Health Coalition

  • Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

  • San Diego LGBT Community Center

  • San Diego Organizing Project

  • Justice Overcoming Boundaries

  • Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans

  • Mid-City CAN

  • United Taxiworkers of San Diego

  • And special projects: Viet Vote, MAS-PACE, and SD PRIDE!


Engage San Diego Vision:

A San Diego where the electorate and leadership are reflective of people who live and work here.

Engage San Diego works to achieve this vision by helping partner groups build power in San Diego’s New American Majority communities through integrated voter engagement.

Engage San Diego Mission:

Increase voter participation in historically and systemically excluded communities of San Diego.

Through voter outreach, civic engagement, experimentation, advocacy, and communications, Engage San Diego aims to expand political opportunity by increasing electoral and civic participation of underrepresented communities in the County of San Diego – with a focus on the New American Majority Electorate of low-income families, youth, women, and LGBT, African-American, Latinx, AAPI, immigrant, and refugee communities.


2018 Make It Better, Vote! Campaign

Engage San Diego partners recruited 437 volunteers and 184 paid staff for the voter outreach campaign.

Engage San Diego partners increased their outreach by 40% over the 2016 Presidential Election!


June 2014

Nov 2014

June 2016

Nov 2016

June 2018

Nov 2018

Field IDs







% growth (primary/general)


+102% p

+7% p

+90% p / +1% g

+94% p / +2% g

+37% p / +40% g

2018 was Engage San Diego’s most successful campaign year to date: coordinating two of our largest campaigns ever in one year, developing new branding, and supporting 7 new experimental outreach projects.