The Alliance Network is leading young people all across the country to the polls this year, and we’re gearing up for a successful election. New CIRCLE data tells us that many states have exceeded or even come close to matching their 2018 youth voter registration numbers pointing to the potential for high youth participation in the upcoming election. This is a huge win for young voters, but we’re not finished yet.
Alliance organizers are hard at work this season getting out the youth vote in their communities. One way has been through creating digital and print voter guides to help folks vote their values down the ballot. Many Alliance Network organizations have also spent countless hours researching and interviewing candidates to release a slate of endorsements this season.
Do you live in one of these states? Check out some of the Alliance Network’s voter resources to help guide you before heading to the polls next week.
Find Resources in Your State
Don’t live in one of these states? The Alliance can still help you get ready to cast your ballot. Use our #VoteReady hub for all of your election needs! Check on your voter registration status, find your polling place, and make a plan to vote, all in one place.
A Quick GOTV Recap
In the last two weeks of October, the Alliance staff was working across the country to get out the youth vote with our network orgs! Check out some of the highlights from our trips:
Week One – October 18-24
In week one, we had five staff members across four different states supporting our network orgs. Here’s a little breakdown on the work they did:
Alliance Executive Director, Dakota, spent the week knocking on doors with Detroit Action to build power within the community by encouraging folks to pledge to vote on November 8th.
Content Manager, Eliana, canvassed Asian Americans across Raleigh, North Carolina with North Carolina Asian Americans Together In Action (NCAAT). They shared NCAAT In Action’s voter guide and cards with their endorsed candidates.
Kenny, Director of Program Capacity, spent the week with Ohio Student Association canvassing college students on several campuses across the state.
Operations team members, John and Zahra, worked with Chicago Votes on hosting an in-person donor briefing and tabling at different locations across the city. They also spent some time canvassing and sharing guides on how to vote with the community.
Week Two – October 25-31
During week two, we sent eight staff members out across five different states to support a different slate of network orgs with their GOTV work. Check out what the week two group was up to:
The other half of the Operations team, Marisa and Jordan, spent their time working with AZ Poder canvassing and sharing voter guides with the Phoenix, Arizona community.
Digital Director, Daniela and Senior Finance Director, Billy, took to the streets of Portland, Oregon with Next Up to canvass community members and do some event support at a local rally.
Over in Bozeman, Montana, Alliance Chief Impact Officer, Amit, worked with Forward Montana to canvass neighborhoods and hand out voter guides.
Dakota, spent his second week of GOTV in Miami, Florida with Engage Miami speaking to young voters on college campuses and getting them ready to cast their ballot.
Senior Director of Communications, Carmel, and Data Manager, Kate, spent the week in Nevada working with Asian Community Development Council and One APIA Nevada to get out the Asian American vote in Las Vegas. They worked ACDC’s KPOP-themed voter event, distributed meals to the community, and canvassed community members to get them ready to vote.
From creating voter guides, to endorsing candidates, to compiling voter resources, to registering voters, youth organizers have been putting in the work to make the change they want to see. Now it’s time to do your part. Make sure you, your friends, and family use Alliance resources to make a plan to vote today!