Take Action, Get Involved
Even during the pandemic lockdown, our lives are still busy. Between personal and professional responsibilities, all of us had to adapt to new ways of life. With so much going on it’s understandable that keeping up-to-date on voting information can be challenging, but now is not the time to not be distracted.
Every single vote matters and every single vote counts. The American voting system can be very complex to understand, as each state determines its own guidelines and deadlines. Find more information about your state online at the U.S. Vote Foundation.
Another great way to stay informed on important information is to join or follow a voter registration awareness organization. Below I’ve highlighted my 7 favorite voting organizations to follow. These organizations stand out to me because they provide excellent communication, deliver critical information in a timely and digestible manner, and are very active and involved on social media (where many people spend a lot of time). Browse the organizations below and feel free to leave a comment if you have other recommendations.
When We All Vote
When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.
Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.
Rock The Vote
In 1990, music executives founded Rock the Vote in response to the censorship of hip-hop and rap artists. Its first partnership, with MTV, promoted the message that “Censorship is Un-American” and activated millions of young people across the country to exercise their rights and represent their interests. For thirty years, Rock The Vote has continuously adapted to the changing landscapes of media, technology and culture to breakthrough and empower each new generation.
Rock The Vote draws on decades of experience to deploy the most effective and impactful messages, tactics, and technology to uplift and empower the largest, most diverse generation in U.S. history. They do this while also pioneering innovative ways to make democratic participation more accessible and defending young people’s right to vote.
Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power.
In our 15-year history, we’ve been at the forefront of political, cultural, digital trends for organizing and activating Latinxs.
Black Voters Matter
Black Voters Matter goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. They agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
Black Voters Matter believes that independent political power requires independent economic power, and they are sensitive to the many forms of economic coercion which often discourage community members from fully participating in civic life. They also believe that political victories that lack a strong economic base are simply not sustainable. As Black Voters Matter explore the intersection of political and economic power, they strive to uplift economic models and policies which support the equitable distribution of wealth rather than deepening economic disparities.
Vote.org is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America. It has registered more than 4.5 million new voters, verified 10.5 million voters’ registration status, and has helped over 39 million website users by providing registration links and deadlines, polling location details, and other essential voting information for each state. Vote.org also leverages its research-backed GOTV program each year, targeting underserved voters in regularly scheduled and special elections.
League Of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.
Vote Save America
Vote Save America is a website, an initiative, and a community designed to help guide you with each step you need to take throughout the year to have the impact you want.
Spread The Vote
Spread The Vote helps members of our communities empower themselves to be heard at the polls: with IDs, registration, education, and turnout.