Register Today for September 13 Webinar on Voter Engagement, Registration, Education and Mobilization for Low-Income Voters
The 2018 midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. That’s just 54 days from now. Are you ready? Now is the time for voter engagement. The deadline to register to vote in New Jersey in the November mid-term elections is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Our Homes, Our Votes, the National Low Income Housing Coalition‘s (NLIHC)’s project on nonpartisan voter engagement, has tools and resources to build your voter engagement strategy and to support your efforts to engage more low income renters and other supporters of affordable housing in the electoral process.
There are five key steps for building your voter engagement plan:
- getting prepared;
- be nonpartisan;
- register voters;
- educate voters and candidates; and
- mobilize voters.
To figure out your organization’s next steps, take the Voter Engagement Challenge! The Challenge walks through each of the steps, offering tips and guidance.
Ready to engage? The Voter Engagement Checklist walks you step-by-step through a menu of options for building your voter engagement plan!
And on Thursday, September 13, you can join Monarch Housing Associates, NLIHC and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless for a webinar on “Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization for Low-Income Voters.” Click here to learn more about and register for the webinar.
Voting in the November election is more important than ever because affordable homes are built with ballots as much as they are with bricks.
- The proposed U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cuts threaten low income households in every community across the country.
- We must make our voices and our votes heard and reminded the elected officials that we send to Washington, D.C. that Opportunity Starts at Home.
- It is critical not only that we register to vote but also understand that our votes mean something and can impact the outcome of elections.
- Affordable homes are built with ballots every bit as much as they are built with bricks and drywall.
- Advocates for expanded housing affordability need to be a significant voting block in the 2018 election.