As the leaves change and November 8th approaches, what better way to get communities #VoteReady than by celebrating the Civic Holidays?! And no one does it better than the Alliance Network!
For those who don’t know, the Civic Holidays are nonpartisan days of action that help strengthen and celebrate our democracy.
- National Voter Registration Day – September 20th, 2022
- National Voter Education Week – October 3-7, 2022
- Vote Early Day – October 28th, 2022
- Election Hero Day – November 7th, 2022
They bring together a coalition of organizations and communities with the goal of getting as many folks ready to cast their ballots as possible. The Alliance Network celebrates the Civic Holidays through a variety of programs, but we also like to highlight their impact on college campuses through our Campus Takeover program.
Here’s how the Alliance Network has been celebrating the Civic Holidays. Be sure to check back for updates after each holiday!
National Voter Registration Day
We were so busy on NVRD we couldn’t fit it into one post! As co-founders of the holiday, NVRD is one of our favorite days of the year. Alliance organizers dominate the voter reg game every year, and they showed up and showed out yet again during this year’s 10th anniversary of NVRD. The day was filled with fun and creative events held all across the country. Check out our NVRD blog post for more!
National Voter Education Week
Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) celebrated NVEW on TikTok and Instagram this year by sharing a series of videos corresponding to each action dedicated to each day of the week.
Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) along with a coalition of state partners held OctVOTERfest on October 6th, to celebrate and educate Wisconsin voters ahead of the midterms.
Mississippi Votes celebrated NVEW by taking to social media in a partnership with Joe Kennedy to keep Mississippi voters informed and #VoteReady with various online resources.
Vote Early Day
Alliance organizers are celebrating Vote Early Day by hosting various events and actions throughout the network.
New Era Colorado has been hard at work tabling on college campuses to get students out to vote, and for Vote Early Day, they’re celebrating by hosting a statewide phonebank!
MOVE Texas is spending the day engaging students in whiteboard storms on college campuses across the state, and hosting in-person actions with pizza, GOTV literature, and their voter guides.
Over in Nevada, ACDC is hosting Permission to Vote KPOP to the Polls, an event that sends party buses of people to the early voting booth along with free boba and KPOP photo cards.
Florida Student Power Network and Chicago Votes are celebrating spooky season with their Halloween-themed early voting events.
The Washington Bus Education Fund is hosting a get-out-the-vote phonebank for Vote Early Day, encouraging youth voters to turn in their ballots ahead of November 8th. They’re also partnering with local colleges to host a ballot party and tabling events.
On Sunday, October 30th North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) and their partners are hosting Every Vote Everywhere All At Once, a celebration of Asian artistry and community power as they gear up for the midterms. The event will feature special performances, a vendor market, games and activities, free food, and a set from author, poet, and comedian Alok Vaid-Menon.
The most important thing you can do right now is to get vote ready. This means making sure your voter registration is up-to-date. Then, make sure your family, friends, and neighbors are all vote ready. The power to make lasting change in your community starts with getting registered to vote. Check out the #VoteReady hub on the Alliance website to get started today!