Advocacy Alert: Sept. 10

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is September 23. The Alliance is one of more than 1,500 National Partners of this important nationwide initiative to help ensure no one misses the chance to vote because of lack of information about their voting status, polling place or how to register to vote. Museums and nonprofits can participate in a wide variety of non-partisan voter activities.
 
Three Ways to Participate in National Voter Registration Day
  • Learn what you can (and can’t) do. On our new Nonprofit Voter Resources page, you can find easy-to-use information about what you and your staff can and cannot do, checklists for voter engagement and permissible activities, fact sheets on nonprofits and ballot measures, and links to register to vote, check your registration or find your polling place.
  • Review the Partner Toolkit. Your museum can access #CelebrateNVRD posters in multiple languages, kits and guides for holding your own event, the link to become a partner, electoral information for each state and materials for use on social media and your website.
  • Spread the word and encourage voting. In the NVRD Public Toolkit you can find sample graphics and posts for Facebook and Twitter and even draft emails to encourage your own networks to participate.
Don’t forget to use #CelebrateNVRD to join the conversation on social media! Here are some sample posts to get you started:
  • Facebook: We join @American Alliance of Museums in celebrating democracy in America. We can make our voices heard in this year’s midterm elections. Learn more about National Voter Registration Day today. http://bit.ly/1aZbyZi #CelebrateNVRD
  • Facebook: We join @the American Alliance of Museums, a national partner of National Voter Registration Day, in supporting #CelebrateNVRD 2014. Learn more, register to vote or find your polling place today! http://bit.ly/1aZbyZi
Does your museum participate in allowable election activities, such as serving as a polling place? Let us know about your experience with these activities. For more information about the Alliance’s advocacy for museums, please visit www.aam-us.org/advocacy