Voter Engagement Weblinks

Here are voter engagement links I’ve been collecting since March and keeping on a sheet of paper.

Vote.org
A registered nonprofit organization. “Find everything you need to vote in our state election centers.”

When We All Vote
Michelle Obama is one of the co-chairs.

Outvote
Join campaigns, find allies, take action. Download the app.

Philly We Rise
A resource for individuals and organizations.

FairmountVotes.com
FairmountVotes harnesses the volunteer power of neighbors in Fairmount, Francisville, Spring Garden and Brewerytown to increase voter turnout and build a more informed electorate.

Vote Tripling PAC
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit research organization that designs, tests & disseminates free behavioral science-based tactics that spark non-activists to get 3 friends to vote. They simply invent free tactics that amplify the voices of ordinary Americans. Vote Tripling is a pledge to get 3 friends to vote. Site for progressives only.

HeadCount
A non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.

PADems Voting Center
A page with link to their Voter Protection Toolkit and their Voter Assistance Hotline 833-728-6837 (833-PAVOTES)

22nd Ward Open Caucus
It aims to strengthen and energize the Democratic Party by promoting transparency and democratic processes within the Ward; engaging in political action to increase voter information, registration, and turnout; and facilitating the exchange of skills and knowledge among committeepeople.

Office of the City Commissioners
Includes a link to download Vote From Home Flyer and tons of other useful information.

I Will Vote
Has a simple screen so you can make sure you’re registered to vote, then choose how you’re going to vote this year or call their voter hotline.

apps.philadelphiavotes.com
A quick link to apply for a PA mail-in ballot.

Shape Up the Vote
A non-partisan campaign to turn out the vote in 2020 by activating barbershops as voter engagement hubs in their communities.

Rock the Vote
The experts for registering young voters, since 1990.

Turn PA Blue
Actively working to turn the Pennsylvania State Legislature blue, district by district.

Vote for Homes Coalition
Since 1999, Vote for Homes! has registered more than 16,000 voters and mobilized thousands to vote.

Indivisible: NW Philly A local organization formed to resist Trump’s authoritarian agenda.

The Poll Worker Caucus This group is for poll workers and others who work to support the election and voting process in polling sites in Philadelphia and Southeast Pennsylvania.

Northwest Poll Workers Caucus A non-partisan space for poll workers in Northwest Philadelphia to gather and proactively identify and advocate for best practices in preparation for the November 2020 General Election.

Faith Group Seeks Voter Registration Organizer

The Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN) , a statewide advocacy network whose mission is pursuing justice by voting, advocating and making just public policies, is seeking to hire a part-time voter registration Organizer for their Pennsylvania UU the Vote Campaign.

PA UU the Vote, is a non-partisan faith initiative, in partnership with broader justice movements, to engage neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. It is part of the larger nationwide Unitarian Universalist Association.

According to the job description, UUPLAN “seeks to retain a part-time, consulting Organizer to work with Unitarian Universalist congregations to increase voter participation in Pennsylvania, particularly in communities negatively affected by voter suppression, for the November 3, 2020 general election (“the Project”). The Organizer will be joining a team of lay and clergy leaders in congregations across Pennsylvania and nearby states who have spent the past six months building a network of engaged volunteers ready to ramp up their civic engagement activities.”

Interested candidates are urged to submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Reverend Joan Sabatino, Director UUPLAN Education Fund, via email: director@uuplan.org. Provide appropriate descriptions of experience, skills and knowledge. Provide three references. It is the intent of the UPEF to select and retain an Organizer as soon as possible.

Please feel free to distribute the full voter registration Organizer job description to your networks or post to social media.

ACA Open Enrollment 11/01/18 – 12/15/18

The Open Enrollment Period under the Affordable Care Act is from November 1 to Friday, December 15. Families in need of health coverage can sign up at HealthCare.gov.

The state of New Jersey recently launched a Get Covered NJ website to help people enroll. The site includes information about plan options, financial assistance and contact information for New Jersey consumers who want help to get covered.

As part of the outreach campaign, the state is also working with five community organizations to support enrollment efforts. These organizations are providing application assistance and conducting outreach events. The organizations are:

  • Center for Family Services – 877-922-2377
  • The Family Resource Network – 800-355-0271
  • Oranges ACA Navigator Project – 973-500-6031
  • Fulfill | Monmouth & Ocean – 732-918-2600 or 732-731-1400
  • Urban League of Hudson County – 201-451-8888, ext. 217

New Jerseyans can also call 877-9-NAVIG8 (877-962-8448) to talk about health insurance options and get help enrolling.

Living Near Poverty

Most people don’t see poverty on a regular basis. It’s often out of site and out of mind. The other day a timely report was issued about families living near poverty. The numbers are astounding.

A news story was published yesterday in the New Jersey Herald by reporter Jennifer Jean Miller. It is titled, Report: 23 percent in county struggle but not in poverty. Before reading the article think of the phrases we often use to describe unfavorable life situations, “trying to make ends meet” or “struggling to get by”. Think of those who work two or three jobs.

For additional information visit the ALICE in New Jersey page of the United Way of Northern New Jersey. ALICE = Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. You can download the full 2018 New Jersey ALICE report.

November 6 is Election Day. Make your voice heard. Be a voter.