Participation, engagement, volunteerism, and innovation are the fuels that make change achievable. Social, structural, and institutional change/transformation is not possible without the direct and sustained involvement of those directly impacted. LA CAN views participation as a duty of those interested in securing equity, justice, dignity and respect. Moreover, LA CAN understands that the process is conducted in numerous ways and is not restricted nor relegated to only those currently considered “citizens.”
Examples of civic participation utilized and encouraged by LA CAN’s organizing are voting, voter education and mobilization, and participation in advisory committees.