Join Today’s Our Homes, Our Votes Webinar: Getting Started on Election Work

Our Homes, Our Votes is NLIHC’s nonpartisan campaign to increase voter participation among low-income renters and to educate candidates about housing solutions. The Our Homes, Our Votes: 2022 webinar series features experts with frontline election experience who will walk through every step of voter and candidate engagement activities and support housing organizations’ nonpartisan election efforts. Join today’s webinar (Monday, April 18) at 2:30 pm ET to learn how to develop a comprehensive voter and candidate engagement plan.

With elections just months away, housing organizations are beginning to launch their election initiatives. To get started, organizations can choose from a menu of election-related activities, set a timeline for their campaign, and determine what they will need to achieve their goals. This webinar will walk participants through every aspect of developing a strong voter and candidate engagement plan – from voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts to candidate engagement and ballot measure advocacy – and identify key considerations as organizations embark on their election campaigns.

Caitlin Donnelly, senior program director at Nonprofit VOTE, will provide tips for organizations to assess their capacity, build partnerships, and set goals that will enable them to carry out their plans effectively. Abby Ng, policy and communications coordinator at Tenants & Neighbors, will discuss how to build out a comprehensive, nonpartisan election campaign grounded in tenant leadership. Courtney Cooperman, housing advocacy organizer at NLIHC, will share Our Homes, Our Votes resources that housing organizations can use to sketch out their voter and candidate engagement plans.

The Our Homes, Our Votes webinars take place on Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm ET and occur on a biweekly basis in rotation with the National Call on HoUSed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing. The webinars will run until the week that follows the 2022 midterm elections. The full webinar schedule and recordings of past webinars can be found here, and registration for the webinar series can be found here.