Join NLIHC next Our Homes, Our Votes 2020 webinar on September 17 at 3 pm ET on “Protecting Low-Income People from Voter Intimidation and Voter Caging Tactics.” This webinar will explore how nonprofits and community volunteers can best protect low-income people from voter-intimidation efforts. Register for this webinar and NLIHC’s entire “Third Thursdays at Three” webinar and podcast series on nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement, free to the public, at: https://bit.ly/2Luj0F3
Educating voters in advance of Election Day about going to the polls, voting by mail, or voting early, even if they have been told their registration is not current, is a best practice, along with ensuring that everyone casts at least a provisional ballot. The webinar will also highlight the importance of establishing relationships in advance of Election Day with election officials who monitor polling locations.
NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 project provides training and resources to resident leaders, housing providers, social service professionals, community organizers, and others on key aspects of effective nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement. The “Third Thursdays at Three” webinar series is a 15-part effort to explore best practices, new ideas, and legal considerations for 501(c)(3) nonpartisan election engagement on issues such as voter registration, candidate engagement, election education, and getting out the vote. View recordings of previous sessions (1-12) on our website.
Upcoming topics in the “Third Thursdays at Three” series include:
Voter Mobilization Part 2 – Protecting Low-Income People from Voter Intimidation and Voter Caging Tactics
Thursday, September 17 at 3 pm ET
Election Day! Getting Out the Vote
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3 pm ET
Presenters will review the most effective Election Day get-out-the-vote practices such as coordinating rides to the polls, hosting “walk to the polls” groups in low-income housing communities with nearby polling locations, using snacks and music to keeping people in line at busy polling locations, and using Election Day visibility volunteers with signs reminding people to vote. The discussion will also explore effective “knock-and-drag” efforts throughout Election Day for identifying who has not yet voted and sending volunteers to their doors.
After the Vote—Holding Candidates to their Promises
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3 pm ET
Once the election is over, it is important to hold candidates to their promises. Learn how to track the success of your voter turnout efforts to demonstrate to newly elected officials that low-income renters are an important and active constituency. Presenters will discuss the best ways to constructively remind elected officials of their campaign promises while establishing relationships with new legislative staff members.
Don’t miss these important training opportunities. Put “Third Thursdays at Three” in your calendar and register for the presentation series today.