Help Us Get Out The Vote!
We are just two weeks away from the Primary Election! We have been inspired and motivated by all the strong, progressive candidates we have seen come to the forefront in the past several months, and we look forward to choosing the strongest candidates to win elections in the General!
But we need to #GetOutTheVote (GOTV) in order to make our voices heard!
We have two important GOTV events coming up soon: Canvassing the Quad and Textbanking at McKinley. We need your help to make these events successful in educating students as to when, where, and how they can vote in the Primaries.
Canvassing the Quad
We have ordered 5,000 (yes, 5,000!) flyers with detailed information regarding all the students’ voting options, and from March 13-16, we will be on the Quad all day handing these flyers out. You can sign up for one-hour canvassing slots here.
Please note that these flyers are nonpartisan and contain no information about any single candidate. You are, however, able to hand out campaign literature from any candidate along with these flyers. If there is only one event you can volunteer for, this would be the most important one!
Textbanking at McKinley
We have phone numbers for over 1,000 students that we registered to vote on Quad Day! We need your help to text or phone bank to make sure they know about early voting opportunities on campus during the week of March 13th. Script, instructions, training will all be provided--we just need you and your phone to make a difference!
From March 7-10, we will be at the McKinley Foundation at 809 S Fifth St. in Champaign textbanking from 6:00-9:00 pm. You can sign up for one-hour texbanking slots here.
These events are not about forcing students to vote. The truth is, many want to vote but have not been informed as to where, how, and when they can!