And Check Out the Organizations Leading the Way
There is so much going on around November’s election, we made voting (especially voting by mail) as easy as possible for everyone, in partnership with Vote.org, the leading non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase voter turnout.
- Check your voter registration status– Even if you are registered to vote, sometimes names get taken off the records, or you could be registered to an old address. If you plan on voting this year, you should check your status.
- Register to vote– Vote.org makes it as easy as possible to register, no matter where in the country you are.
- Sign up to vote by mail– The best way to ensure that your vote is counted is by voting by mail as early as possible (and it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up).
Looking for additional ways to have an impact this election season? Here are the organizations we are working with and how you can be a part of their advocacy for change.
We are proud to partner with Vote.org on our Fuel Your Vote campaign. Vote.org is America’s leading non-profit non-partisan organization working to increase voter turnout. Focusing on communities of color and younger voters, they are giving millions of people the tools they need to vote in 2020 and beyond.
To-date Vote.org has registered more than 4.3 million voters, verified 10 million voters’ registration status, and has helped over 38 million website users by providing registration links and deadlines, polling location details, and other essential voting information for each state. Vote.org also runs a SMS-based GOTV program each year, targeting low-propensity voters nationwide.
As part of our commitment to Vote.org we’ve created a special-edition coffee that contributes $2 of every box sold to their mission to simplify civic engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy. Click here to purchase .
For the past year La Colombe has partnered with the ACLU, raising over $70,000 to support their mission. The ACLU defends the rights that the Constitution guarantees to all of us, including voting rights, criminal justice reform, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights and women’s rights.
In anticipation of this year’s election, they have created a “Know your Voting Rights” tool online. There you can learn more about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls. For help at the polls, call the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
OTHER GREAT ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER HELPFUL VOTING RESOURCES:
Fair Fight stands for fair and free elections for all across the United States. Their mission is to bring awareness to election reform and voter education programs and communications.
Voto Latino works to empower and unify the Latino community by encouraging young Hispanic and Latino voters to register to vote and to become more politically involved.
HeadCount uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. Their goal is to reach young people and music fans where they already are, at concerts and online, to inform and empower.
I am a Voter is a movement and awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement by unifying around a central truth that our democracy works best when we all participate.
We’ve created a texting line with I am a Voter, that will help you remain informed, find your local polling place, and learn more about local, state and national elections. It’s simple! Text LACOLOMBE to 26797.
In 2018, I am a Voter text platform more than doubled voter turnout among subscribers under 30!
NextGen is a progressive advocacy nonprofit and political action committee of young people that promotes voting registration and educates young voters on issues including climate, health care, reproductive freedom, immigration, and equality.
The League of Women Voters was formed to help women take a larger role in public affairs after they won the right to vote. Their mission is to empower voters and defend democracy through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.