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Help Raise Voter Turnout in Local NYC Elections!

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Turnout Nation
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New York, NY
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Published 21 days ago
Help Raise Voter Turnout in Local NYC Elections!

NYC is having statewide and local elections this year. Volunteer Virtually to help turn out the vote and get connected with a local organizer! Open only to current NYC residents.

Turnout Nation is a non-partisan community of volunteers called Voting Captains, who encourage 10 people in their own social networks to vote in every election and advocate for voting rights related issues. We’re building a community of Voting Captains from all over the United States with the common goal of raising voter turnout and improving representation.

There are many local elections coming up in 2021 as well as the midterms in 2022. Local elections and midterms receive significantly less votes, yet affect state environmental policy, criminal justice system, economic policy, COVID-19 policy, drug laws, voting and election laws, and redistricting.

Voting in every election isn't the only way to call for necessary change but it is a powerful and essential tool in creating a more just society. Voting Captains help their friends keep up with important elections and voting rights related actions.

What are Voting Captains?

Voting Captains are volunteers that pledge to get in touch with around 10 of their friends leading up to an election in their area. Being a Voting Captain is easy enough to do entirely from your couch and makes a big difference! In fact, we did a randomized control trial with Columbia University in 2019 and found that getting 10 friends to vote was 10x more effective than door to door canvassing. Voting Captains coordinate with local Turnout Nation organizers to reach out to their friends with up to date election information.

Why create a community of Voting Captains?

We’ve found that being a Voting Captain is more powerful in a group and as part of a movement. That way, Voting Captains get people in their immediate circles out to vote and inspire other people to join in.

To become a Voting Captain, apply at www.turnoutnation.org/captain or email info@turnoutnation.org. No need to include a resume.

NYC is having statewide and local elections this year. Volunteer Virtually to help turn out the vote and get connected with a local organizer! Open only to current NYC residents.

Turnout Nation is a non-partisan community of volunteers…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Apply at website or over email. No need to send a resume, just let us know you're interested!

Apply at website or over email. No need to send a resume, just let us know you're interested!

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