5 Ways to Help Get Out the Vote
It’s #ElectionSeason, with many states already early voting -- and it’s all hands on deck for everyone to help get out the vote between now and November 3rd. Here are 5 top ways for you to help get out the vote now:
1- Double Check Your Own Voter Registration & Make Your Plan to Vote: Just like on airplanes where we’re urged to put on our own oxygen masks first, start by double checking that you’re still registered to vote and have a plan to vote that works best for you and your family.
*Here’s a link where you can check your voter registration, register to vote if needed, request a vote-by-mail ballot if your state allows, find out about early voting options near you, get details about where to in-person vote if you so choose, and everything you need to make your plan to vote: https://action.momsrising.org/signup/ballotready_future/
2- Help 3 People Make A Plan to Vote: Reach out to at least 3 people to help them double check that they’re registered to vote and give them resources to make a plan to vote. You can do this by texting 3 (or more!) people, posting on social media, emailing, or other. Here’s sample content that you can cut & paste if you want:
→ Hey, the election season is here. Some states are already early voting! Time flies. I have a great resource to share with you in case you need to double check your voter registration, register to vote, find early voting options, get a vote-by-mail ballot if your state has that option, or find in-person voting locations for Nov. 3. Just go here for all the info, which is customized for you after you fill out the form: https://action.momsrising.org/signup/ballotready_future/ And, after you make your plan to vote, please pass on this resource to 3 other people. Let’s make sure everyone who wants to vote, can vote! Thanks! ←
3- Volunteer to Make Calls And/Or Send Texts To Help Get Out the Vote: We need you. We need your voice. We need your dialing and/or texting fingers. We really do. And we’ll provide everything you need to make a big impact: A list of people who don’t regularly vote that you call or text (maybe even in Spanish, if you know Spanish!), draft language to use, and easy calling and text platforms to help you get it all done with speed. Plus, you can make your calls and/or send your texts anytime that's convenient from the comfort of your home or from whatever location works for you.
We have just a few months before Voting Day on November 3. Research shows that personalized messages delivered in a conversational manner are one of the most effective ways to mobilize voters – and that’s exactly what this program does. Plus, we have A LOT of work to do: Only about 58% of eligible voters turned out to vote in the last presidential election, which leaves a lot of room for improvement! So our personal voices are (quite literally) needed to inspire others to vote.
*Here’s the link to sign up to make texts/calls to help get out the vote (Feel free to share this link with friends too): https://action.momsrising.org/survey/GOTV_phonetext_2020/
4- Phonebank With Us! Sign up for a volunteer shift to help call out the vote. We have phone banks going now through Election Day to help remind low frequency mom voters to vote -- and to help get voters information about the early voting options, drop box locations, or where to vote in-person. It’s going to take all of us calling out the vote to fight the voter misinformation being spread. So thank you in advance!
*Here’s the link to sign up for a shift (or two or three!) phonebanking: https://www.momsrising.org/phonebank-signup
5-Contribute Funds To Help Get Out The Vote: Now is the time. With immeasurable sadness, America’s moms mourn this tremendous loss -- and we honor Justice Ginsburg by mobilizing and organizing. Her passing shows even more clearly what we already knew: Our votes are critically needed to protect our democracy and rights. The election season has started with early voting already underway in some states. It's go time.
We need your contribution -- at any level $2.70, $27, $270 to $2,700 in honor of her 27 years on the U.S. Supreme Court because every single dollar has an amplified impact right now -- to help get out the mom vote in a BIG way in order to advance Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vision of a country where we can all live with dignity and can count on equal opportunity.
Can you contribute? https://action.momsrising.org/donate/RBG/
We take very seriously our responsibility to advance her vision -- and to help do that, MomsRising is undertaking the biggest, boldest, highest impact mom voter turnout program we’ve ever done, reaching out to at least 3 million mom voters through texts, direct mail, calls, mom-to-mom communications, social media, and so much more. So many of you are volunteering to fuel this massive voter outreach effort. Thank you. Now we’re inviting you to make a contribution, if you can, to help move our nation toward justice by helping to get out the vote. Do you have a moment to donate now? Thank you!
*Here’s that link to chip in (Feel free to share this link with friends too!): https://action.momsrising.org/donate/RBG/
Last, but not least, THANK YOU for fueling democracy, justice, and change!