Hi League Presidents and Voter Service Chairs -
I hope you saw the important message below from our Elections Program Manager, Maggie Duncan, on National Voter Registration Day. We're *so* excited that 225 Leagues have already signed up to participate in National Voter Registration Day 2014!
We hope your League will join with these other Leagues by signing up to participate in this nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters across the country.
For the past two years, the League has been the single-largest, on-the-ground partner registering new voters. With your help, we know we can exceed our previous years' involvement. By participating in National Voter Registration Day, you'll not only help bolster our organization's visibility and impact, you'll do so while helping new voters participate in the political process.
Sign up your League for National Voter Registration Day by Thursday, July 31, and you will receive the initial batch of free materials, including posters and stickers, for use during your voter registration drives.
Thank you for Making Democracy Work®!
President, League of Women Voters of the United States
P.S. If you have any questions regarding National Voter Registration Day, please contact Maggie Duncan at email@example.com.
Dear League Presidents & Voter Service Chairs,
Election Day 2014 will be here before we know it, and we both know more is at stake than who gets elected – it’s about every voter having the opportunity to participate – and to accomplish that, we need your help.
We at LWVUS are excited to take part once again in National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – and we hope you’ll join us!
On September 23, 2014, thousands of volunteers from hundreds of organizations will unleash a nationwide field effort to register voters where they are – on their way to work, on campus, in the community, out shopping and online. By doing this, we’re helping to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to register and participate in this year’s election!
Now we need your help. We’re asking every state and local League to pledge its support for National Voter Registration Day by hosting one of their fall registration drives on September 23rd. National Voter Registration Day has been a huge success with nearly 300 participating local Leagues in the last two years. The League was the single-largest partner on-the-ground for both National Voter Registration Day 2012 and 2013, helping to build our organization’s visibility among tens of thousands of new voters and thousands of partner organizations. It has also led to dozens of local and regional news stories covering the League’s great work.
This year, we want as many Leagues as possible to participate! Our goal for 2014 is to have 350 local Leagues hold voter registration drives, and we need your participation in order to get there. Make sure you’re part of the National Voter Registration Day effort by signing up your League as a partner at www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll start receiving updates and instructions for participation, free stickers and posters, free media templates, training opportunities and more. If you have any questions along the way - we’re here to help.
This election isn’t just about politics; it’s about the future of our country. We know you and your League colleagues are dedicated to making sure every eligible voter has a chance to participate. Voter registration is the key to making sure Americans of all backgrounds—especially young people, new citizens, and those living in traditionally underrepresented communities—have their say this November.
We look forward to working with you to make this election year a successful one for voters and for the League! Thank you for all that you do.
P.S. If you are not the appropriate person in your League to sign up to participate, please forward this along. As always, LWVUS has many materials designed to help you plan for all your election year activities. Check out the resources available on www.VOTE411.org and on our website. LWVUS is proud to serve on the official advisory committee charged with planning and promoting this historic day of voter engagement, but we can’t do it without you.
Questions specifically pertaining to National Voter Registration Day should be directed to Elections Program Manager, Maggie Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
League of Women Voters