Get out the vote 2020
With such an important election upcoming in November, our democracy depends on citizens doing their most important and sacred duty as Americans: vote.
We hope you join this interfaith, NON-PARTISAN effort sponsored by FCO and Am HaYam to encourage citizens from under-represented demographics to vote. Studies show voter turnout increases by 3-4% due to letter writing.”
Count done: 1300!
WHAT: We've teamed with votefwd.org to provide you with a packet of 20 names, addresses, and letters to voters. Your steps:
Notify us that you want 1 or more packets of 20 by clicking the "GET OUT THE VOTE" button above.
We place a packet in a drop box outside the FCO office entrance, and let you know.
You pick up the packet and address the envelopes, finish this sentence in each letter, "I vote in every election because", and sign it. Note the recipient's name at the bottom of each letter.
Put the letter into the addressed envelope. Optional: put on a stamp.
Return it to the drop box at FCO. DO NOT MAIL THE LETTERS YOURSELF.
Email Jeff Talmadge that you have finished them. Optional: Ask for another set of 20.
WHEN: The committee will mail all letters at once in mid- to late-October. Due to the controversies surrounding USPS, timing is up in the air. Thus, it's vital that you a.) do not mail them yourself, and b.) return them to FCO by October 15. Depending on FCO policy, we may be able to congregate in letter-writing parties or a turn-in celebration.
WHO: We encourage members of both The Federated Church and Am HaYam to join together in an interfaith effort to encourage our fellow Americans to make their voices heard. We welcome friends of our congregations, too. This is sponsored by the joint FCO/Am HaYam Justice Committee and FCO's Care for Creation committees.
WHY: In votefwd.org's own words, "Sending a Vote Forward letter is one of the easiest things you can do to increase turnout. It takes two minutes and one stamp, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. A concrete action you can take, no matter where you live, to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens to the polls."
WHERE: We have chosen the voters of North Carolina, as this is a toss-up state.