Time Running Out: Promote Voter Registration Before your State’s Deadline (NEW)
Be sure to let your community know where and when you will be registering voters in the weeks that remain before Election Day! Use our press release template to send out custom messages to media in your area alerting them to your voter registration deadline and any upcoming election-related League events.
Sample Elections Social Media Content for Leagues (NEW)
Last month, we shared with you sample social media content around voter registration efforts. We’re back with sample social media messaging for your League to use for the elections season! Our LWV Election 2014 Sample Social Media document includes GOTV messaging and general information about voting options for your state, as well as key hashtags and images to use. Please feel free to tailor these messages to fit the elections in your community. We will be updating the materials throughout the season-bookmark the link to check back! Also, feel free to take a moment to update your League’s Facebook cover to match ours!
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If you have a question for this area, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can Leagues do when candidates are unwilling to participate in voter education opportunities?
We continue to hear from Leagues around the country about candidates who are unwilling to participate in candidate forums and debates and who sometimes question the League's nonpartisanship. These events, along with our voters’ guides, are important tools in helping voters learn about the candidates on their ballot. LWVUS has prepared this guidance and messaging to help shape the public narrative and news coverage of these situations. Questions on candidate debates and forums should be addressed to Connie Ferguson at email@example.com. For additional information, see our debates and forums FAQ and our voters’ guides best practices.
If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EPA Clean Power Plan Comment Deadline Extended! (NEW)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed regulation to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. The new deadline is December 1. League members wishing to comment on the proposal can send comments using the LWVUS action alert!
Webinar Opportunity from the YPBA: Membership Opportunities during Election Season (REMINDER)
Join the Young People’s Board Advisors for a webinar on October 8, 2014 at 8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT and 5pm PT) discussing how barriers to voting that are facing young people are inspiring youth advocacy and the ways in which Leagues can be encouraging these advocates to join the fight to protect our democracy. Registration for this webinar is now open.
Watch “Storytelling for Recruitment and Engagement” Webinar (NEW)
The Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program webinar, “Storytelling for Recruitment and Engagement” is now available on the Nikki Harris Webinar Library. This webinar focuses on how stories can be used to communicate the League’s mission and work to connect with current and prospective members and donors. It also looks at the theory behind why stories are an effective engagement tool and possible action steps.
Success Story: LWV of Jo Daviess County (NEW)
Read about how the LWV of Jo Daviess crossed county, state, and partisan lines “to get involved in contentious issues, but identify common ground and to get things done." This story was relayed at a Membership & Leadership Development (MLD) training that the LWV of Illinois hosted earlier this year. To learn more about the MLD program, click here.
2012-2014 Impact on Issues Available for a Reduced Price (REMINDER)
We are having a sale on the remaining copies of 2012-2014 Impact on Issues. The price is now only $4 per copy (plus S&H)! It will have inserts with our updated/new positions (approved in 2014): Federal Agriculture Policies and Human Trafficking. Please visit our online League Store to purchase your copy today! Supplies are limited. The 2014-2016 edition of Impact will be available in 2015.
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