PRESS RELEASE: Power to the Polls
WOMEN'S MARCH MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES POWER TO THE POLLS
9/14/18: St. Paul, MN ---- Power to the Polls: Over the past two years we’ve resisted, persisted and created change, and now it’s time to bring our collective Power to The Polls.
On Sep 21st, early voting opens in Minnesota. At that point, it is 45 days until the general election on November 6th.
For these midterms and beyond, Women’s March Minnesota, in partnership with Women’s March National, is launching Power to the Polls. We are channeling our energy and activism into voter registration and mobilization across the state by empowering grassroots activists with information, tools, educational events, resources, and strategies to impact Minnesota’s turnout in the upcoming elections.
We are partnering with over 25+ organizations (and growing) to GET OUT THE VOTE. Our partners include:
Asamblea de Derechos Civiles
Asian American Organizing Project
East Side Freedom Library
Honor the Earth
Little Earth Community
League of Women Voters
MN Interfaith Power and Light
Indivisible Minnesota Local
Make Voting a Tradition
Minnesota Indivisible Alliance
MN Voter Project
MN Women’s Consortium
National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
St. Croix Valley Alliance NOW
Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet
We are launching a social media campaign that will share video of 45+ women in our State talking about “Why I Vote”, we are linking across communities to provide resources (financial and boots on the ground activism) to support the communities who will really make a difference in the polls - communities with boots on the ground doing the important work of registration, early voting, getting people to the polls, and ACTIVATING VOTERS! We are launching a cross-community shared calendar that educates, inspires, and informs voters about ballot issues, the importance of voting, and where and how to vote.
How to participate in Power to the Polls:
Make sure you are registered to vote! Register! Know a person who is not a registered voter? Have them check out our Election Central Page for informative information on the voting process (link to https://www.womensmarchmn.com/election-central-1/) . People can also text P2P to RTVOTE (788-683) to receive text prompts to voter registration forms and other information.
Join us for Rock the Vote Rock the Dam: Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Get yours early! This fundraiser will support mini-grants to provide resources to our partner organizations. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1759925?utm_medium=bks
DONATE! Support Power to the Polls – make a tax-deductibel donation on our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/power-to-the-polls-minnesota. No amount is too small!
Join us! Sign up to learn more about all the ways to volunteer with partner organizations across the state: https://www.womensmarchmn.com/volunteer/) phone banking, texting, post card writing, calling to remind voters, registering voters, data entry, driving voters to the polls, helping organizations raise funds, supporting volunteers as they door knock in their communities, info tabling to GOTV, are among the early opportunities!
Join your fellow Minnesotan’s to show up and bring your Power to the Polls! Get a Shirt!