Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans
Did You Know?
In the 2016 presidential election, there were 138 million voters out of 225 million eligible voters. 29 million of these voters were poor or low-income and there were an additional 34 million poor or low-income people who were eligible, but who did not vote.
The Poor People’s Campaign has consistently described its work as “registering people for a movement that votes.” We know that the votes of poor and low-income Americans can make a difference in our elections.
Protect Our Vote
The 2020 election will be critical in defining the state of democracy in this country and will have lasting impacts on the freedom and spirit of the nation. Understanding this, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, Forward Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund have partnered to provide voter protection support in 10 key states — Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas — during 2020’s general electoral cycle.
The Poor People’s Campaign’s 2020 Voter Protection Partnership will support our membership and partners by:
- Training key organizers and state leadership to undertake poll monitoring in their state and communities or providing referrals to poll monitoring programs that we are in partnership with,
- Providing accurate public educational materials and resources to protect the vote in these 10 states, and
- Providing Voter Protection/Prepared to Vote materials including personal protection equipment kits to support poll monitors and voters engaged in in-person participation.
Training will begin in October. To sign up to be a non-partisan poll monitor, receive training information, & Voter Protection Program updates, please complete this form!
Sign Up for Textbanking
Reclaim Our Vote has created a custom texting tool called Text Per Cent which allows you to send in-depth message that give voters what they need to make sure their vote is counted. Messages include:
- accurate information so folks can vote early, vote by mail or on election day
- voting center names and addresses
- dates and times voting centers are open
- vote rider cards that provide voter ID requirements and a toll free # that connects you to a voting rights attorney
We invite our in-state volunteers to join the training sessions which will be offered until Oct. 3rd
After being trained please join our text parties which will be offered until election day.
Our vote is our voice, let’s make sure every voter in North Carolina can raise their voice.
M.O.R.E Phone Bank Training
Sign up to attend a We Must Do M.O.R.E Phone Bank to call or text poor and low-income voters in key states where their vote can have the greatest impact. You will sign voters up for election reminders, help them develop a voting plan, and connect them to the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
What you need to phone bank:
- When calling, you will need a cell phone and computer with Google Chrome or Firefox (iPads do not work).
- When texting, you may use a smartphone, computer, or iPad.
Each session will last two hours and will begin with a brief training on how to use the calling or texting system.
Your Vote Is Your Power
Join us over live stream Monday, October 5th for a Moral Monday Caravan to Senator Thom Tillis’s offices across NC.
We are demanding a stop to McConnell’s Meanness, Misery & Mayhem, a stop to the cynical and hypocritical Supreme Court nomination process, and a full relief package now!