2020 Elections Approach: Webinar on “Getting Housing Issues and Ballot Initiatives into the Elections,” May 21 at 3 pm ET

As the 2020 elections approach, learn about how advocates can advance housing issues and ballot initiatives during a NLIHC webinar on May 21 at 3 pm ET. Register for this webinar and NLIHC’s entire 15-month “Third Thursdays at ThreeOur Homes, Our Votes 2020 webinar and podcast series on nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement at: https://tinyurl.com/y3t9gfr2

The May 21 webinar will share how voters in communities throughout the U.S. are taking the lead on affordable housing issues. Twenty-two ballot initiatives on housing affordability issues passed in 2018, and more are expected in 2020. While taking issues directly to the voters can be a challenging endeavor, it can also produce outstanding results. This Third Thursday at Three session will discuss how to place housing-related items on the ballot through the legislative process or through signature gathering. Presenters will discuss what works best in ballot initiative campaigns and how to build broad support prior to an election.

The presentations take place at 3 pm ET on the third Thursday of each month. All sessions are recorded and posted to the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website for those who cannot attend the live broadcasts. The full list of webinar topics includes:

  • Session 1: Legal Considerations for Election Engagement for 501 (c3) organizations, September 19. (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 2: Developing an Effective Plan for Voter Engagement Work, October 17.  (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 3: Helpful Tools and Partners for Election Engagement, November 21 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 4: Voter Registration Part 1 – Messaging, Events, and Canvassing, December 19 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 5: Voter Registration Part 2 – Finding and Registering Residents of Subsidized Housing, January 16 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 6: The Role of Housing Providers in Registering and Mobilizing Voters, February 20 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 7: Getting Candidates on the Record, March 19 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 8: Educating Voters, April 16 (Watch recording at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho)
  • Session 9: Housing Issues and Ballot Initiatives, May 21
  • Session 10: Overcoming Common Obstacles to Voting, June 18
  • Session 11: The Challenge of Voting While Homeless, July 16
  • Session 12: Voter Mobilization Part 1 – Early Voting and Vote-by-Mail, August 20
  • Session 13: Voter Mobilization Part 2 – Protecting Low Income People form Voter Intimidation and Voter Caging Tactics, September 17
  • Session 14: Election Day! Getting Out the Vote, October 15
  • Session 15: After the Vote – Holding Candidates to their Promises, November 19

Register once for all webinars/podcasts and receive reminders at: https://tinyurl.com/y3t9gfr2

Watch recordings of previous webinars at: https://bit.ly/338Ydho

Our Homes, Our Votes 2020 provides an array of nonpartisan resources, tools, and training on candidate engagement and increasing voter registration and turnout among low-income renters.