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The Political Participation Project (P3) is a collaborative, multi-site ethnographic and interview study. This report presents findings from six months of data collection across three field sites in New York City in collaboration with community-based organizations working to address social, economic, and political inequalities. We follow recent scholarship in suggesting that such community-based organizations may successfully engender multiple forms civic engagement, broadly conceived, which lead to participation across a number of settings within and beyond electoral politics.

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