NLIHC kicks off its 2016 Voterization campaign with a series of webinars to train advocates and service providers on how to carry out effective voter engagement efforts. Strong participation by low income residents in the high-stakes 2016 presidential election is essential to make affordable housing a priority. Voterization refers to non-partisan voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote activities carried out by housing and homeless service providers to engage their residents and clients in the democratic process.
The first webinar in the series, “Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Voter Registration,” will be presented on Wednesday, February 17, at 2:00 pm ET.
The presentation will provide background information on the importance of voting and discuss the rules governing voter registration efforts of 501(c)(3) organizations. The webinar will review the NLIHC Voterization plan and provide tips, best practices, and resources available for voter registration drives. The session will also explore some of the challenges presented by recent voter suppression efforts.
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