As election day draws near, it is essential that low income renters and their allies are registered to vote and are committed to getting to the polls. On Tuesday, September 23, volunteers and organizations throughout the country will be hitting the streets with clipboards and registration forms as part of National Voter Registration Day 2014.
In 2008, six million Americans did not register prior to their state’s deadline and missed the opportunity to cast a vote. National Voter Registration Day seeks to reduce this number by going door-to-door and having a presence in public areas with high foot traffic. National Voter Registration Day has successfully partnered with more than 1,000 organizations throughout the country, including NLIHC, to help put on registration events and recruit new volunteers.
With 36 Governors, 36 Senators, and the entire House of Representatives subject to the November election, a strong turnout from low income renters is essential to making housing a high priority in the next Congress and at many state capitals.
NLIHC has produced materials to help advocates and residents develop their own voter engagement activities. To participate in Voterization activities, contact NLIHC’s Field Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find National Voter Registration Day events in your community, go to http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org
NLIHC Voterization resources are at http://bit.ly/ZrQfyy