The Our Homes, Our Votes: 2022 webinar series features experts with frontline election experience to walk through every step of voter and candidate engagement activities and support housing organizations’ nonpartisan election efforts. The next webinar, “Tenant Associations and Election Engagement,” will be held today (Monday, July 11) at 2:30 pm ET. Register here.
Tenant and resident leaders play a pivotal role in mobilizing their communities to vote. Today’s webinar will cover (1) ideas for developing messaging that builds trust and generates enthusiasm about participating in the political process, (2) successful tactics for reaching first-time voters, (3) ways to ensure that low-income renters have the resources and information they need to vote, and (4) methods for organizing residents to become leaders in their own communities’ election engagement efforts. Abby Ng, policy and communications coordinator at Tenants & Neighbors, and Genesis Aquino, executive director at Tenants & Neighbors, will discuss voter engagement and tenant organizing in New York. Sarah Saadian, senior vice president for public policy and field organizing at NLIHC, will provide an update on provisions to increase civic engagement among HUD tenants included in the U.S. House of Representatives’ proposed FY23 spending bill. Sidney Betancourt, housing advocacy organizer at NLIHC, will share information about the upcoming edition of Tenant Talk magazine, which will focus on voter and candidate engagement.
Our Homes, Our Votes webinars will be held on a biweekly basis until the week that follows the 2022 midterm elections. View the full schedule for the webinar series here.