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, “Getting Candidates on the Record on Housing and Homelessness,” will be held today (Monday, July 25) at 2:30 pm ET. Register here.
Too often, affordable homes are left out of the public debate leading up to elections. To elevate housing solutions on the national agenda, candidates for elected office must understand that the issue of affordable housing is important to voters. This webinar will explore the most common methods for getting candidates to discuss housing solutions on the record – including candidate questionnaires, forums, site visits, and town hall meetings – and legal considerations for nonprofits. The discussion will also feature ideas for social media and conventional media engagement with candidates, such as op-eds and Letters to the Editor. The panel will feature Lisa Chapman, director of public policy at Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness; Kelly Sue Waller and Stephanie Isaacs, organizers at the Bedford County Listening Project; and Israel Bayer, director of the International Network of Street Papers North America.
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.