On November 6, 2016, I woke up at 5am and headed to a San Francisco museum, preparing myself for a 12-hour shift as a poll worker. While to some, the job of a poll worker may appear mundane and tedious, I was eager and excited the entire 12 hours. I spent the day witnessing the joy people experience after dropping their ballot in the bin—our democracy in action.
Congratulate the graduates you know on their achievement and encourage them to register to vote with our eCard.The League’s eCard directs recipients to VOTE411.org where new voters can easily start the voter registration process.
Our 2016 Youth Voter Registration Program has registered over 4,000 young voters so far! Early data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement show that young people are voting in primaries at levels we have not seen for some time.
This year, League volunteers will be out in force in over 25 communities across 15 states as part of our Youth Voter Registration program, with the goal of holding voter registration events in more than 200 high schools and community/vocational schools.
Send the League of Women Voters of Kansas a message of support — they recently launched an emergency initiative to reach all voters that the Secretary of State of is attempting to purge from the voter rolls.
Local Leagues throughout Kansas are reaching out to “purged” voters following changes to the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement on state voter registration forms. League volunteers will educate effected registrants to ensure that every person who registers to vote in Kansas is able to vote.
More than 225 League of Women Voters affiliates around the country will help register voters as part of this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22.
Our smart friends at CIRCLE have crunched the latest U.S. Census election data related to young people and political participation. While the news isn’t great, CIRCLE’s report does underline several can’t-miss lessons for those of us who are gearing up to engage millions of potential voters before Election Day 2016.
Congratulate the graduates you know on their achievement and encourage them to register to vote with our eCard.
Over the last week, we saw three big wins for voting rights at the state level. It is, we hope, a bellwether of things to come.