JugglingPosted November 5th, 2012 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
It’s all over the news. Polls are showing that the elections are close. Huge numbers of people are expected to vote on Tuesday, with friends, family, neighbors and others casting their ballots.
But…with an unprecedented number of moms juggling work and family on Election Day, extreme weather, and voter suppression tactics being used that often impact moms more than others, we want to make sure that every mom who is eligible to vote, can vote.
Tomorrow is Election Day, and nearly every adult in America knows it. But knowing it’s Election Day and voting aren’t always the same thing. After all, it can take some serious logistical planning to be able to go vote in the few hours between the end of the work day and the time the polls close at night–especially when you’re juggling kids. We’ve all been there.
*Can you lend a hand by taking a few moments between now and Tuesday night to call busy moms–who are registered voters with low voter turnout backgrounds–to remind them that Election Day is tomorrow so they can make a plan to vote?
The calls are easy! We’ll provide the technology, sample scripts, and calling list. You pick the time and location for your calls. You can make your calls from the comfort of your home, park bench, office break room, or other fun spot anytime now through Tuesday night. We made it convenient and easy because we know that you’re busy too!
Why call moms? With three-quarters of moms in the labor force, Election Day can be one of the busiest days of the year. Most people don’t get time off to vote–and busy moms often have to make a plan to vote in those hours between when work ends and the polls close, often while juggling children.
It can be tough!
So you taking a moment to lend a hand by giving busy moms the heads up about making plans to vote tomorrow is critical–and can make a huge difference.
Even if you make just a few calls, you could make a BIG impact. Studies have shown that one of the most effective ways to make sure infrequent voters get out and vote this year is to contact them and remind them to go vote. There are hundreds of thousands of women registered to vote, many of whom may not get to the polls on November 6th without an extra nudge or a plan to fit it into their schedules. Our efforts together could make the difference in the election by simply reminding (and inspiring!) other moms to vote!
*CLICK HERE to say you’ll make a few calls between now and Tuesday night:
**How It Works: Once you’ve signed up to phone bank with us, we’ll email you all the information you need to get started, including step-by-step instructions, links into a system where the phone numbers are pre-loaded, and a sample script of what to say during your calls. No need to memorize a long script or try to convince anyone to vote a certain way – all we’re doing is reminding registered voters that Tuesday is Election Day so they can make a plan to vote. That’s it! You just need your phone and computer or tablet with Internet access.
Are you in? Just take a few minutes to make some calls anytime between now and Tuesday night at the time and location of your choosing. You can have a big impact by simply reminding busy moms that Election Day is this Tuesday so they can make a plan to vote. Just click below and we’ll email you everything you need: a script, some phone numbers, and an easy, step-by-step how-to list.
*Sign up here to lend some busy moms a hand by giving them a heads up about Election Day:
Over the past couple of days, we’ve had a tremendous response from people across the country who are volunteering to make a difference by spending a few minutes on the phone getting out the vote.
The more of us that call, the bigger the impact we’ll have!
Plus, it’s fun! Here’s what Daila had to say: “I did about 30 minutes worth of calls on Saturday afternoon – and it was fun! Many people were very nice on the phone!”
*We need you! Join our virtual phone bank and help turn out the MomVote! It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s important and it can make a big difference!
Together moms are powerful!