Voting and civic engagement matter, now more than ever. We recently learned of a strategy to increase both that involves working through nonprofits…not adding new programs, but incorporating nonpartisan messages and activities about voting into what we’re already doing.
Why nonprofits? Because many of us have daily contact with all kinds of people, but especially those groups who tend to be under-represented at the polls. Whether it’s hanging posters in lobbies, reminding people to vote (or helping them register) at intake, hosting a candidate forum, or providing information, we can help bring out the voices and issues that matter to our communities.
Are you intrigued? Join us to talk on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in the 3rd floor Ballroom, Hilt Building. There are nonpartisan resources, toolkits, webinars, and
more available at http://www.nonprofitvote.org including a Voter Participation Starter Kit that can give you ideas of ways your organization can participate.
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County will also be talking about our WATCH MUSKEGON VOTE mini-grants that can provide funding to support your efforts! RSVP to Lurinda Aley via email Laley@cffmc.org or at 722.4538.