What is this?
Led by John D. Sutter, each project starts with a list that highlight one of the world’s most intractable problems.
We focus on the place at the bottom of the list. The goal is not to shame that place. It’s to bring change to the one country, state, city or ecosystem that needs it most. We root for the underdogs.
Through on-the-ground reporting, social media campaigns and with the help of CNN’s digital audiences, we hope to change the list — bumping a country or state out of last place.
The first topic: voter turnout.
Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout rate in the United States, so we’re telling stories about voting in Hawaii — and creating social media campaigns around this theme — to try to change that.
By November, we hope Hawaii won’t be No. 50 anymore.
And at that time, we will report back on how we did.
Check back for updates on how to help.