Voting might be personally expensive. It takes time to register and get to know the views of the candidates. You may need to miss some work on Election Day, wait in a line or walk through harsh conditions, all the while realizing that the chances your individual vote would make a difference between the thousands, or millions cast, are few.
But here is another perspective which is the reason why VOTE New Bedford has launched. That perspective is no matter if you believe it matters or not, #VoiceYourVote…every vote does count, so make them count yours too. You should cast your vote if you want to make a change. Voting affects access to schooling, guaranteed income, health, and child care, tax policies, highways and transit services, among other amenities, public goods, and rights. Make your voice heard through your vote, and share your opinion.
What is VOTE New Bedford?
VOTE New Bedford is a non-partisan organization whose aim is to improve voter registration, awareness, and participation in every election. VOTE New Bedford is closing the gaps in ethnicity, age, gender, and socio-economic voting through shifting the culture around voting, building accountability in the process, harnessing grassroots energy, and genuinely moving everyone in the New Bedford area through strategic partnerships.
How VOTE New Bedford Works?
To achieve its mission of spreading awareness about voting and facilitating voters, VOTE is employing various strategies and need further help. These strategies include tabling, door-knocking, community gatherings, drives of voter information, collaborations, digital networking and participation in resident pledging.
How to help VOTE New Bedford?
- Volunteer or Partner with VOTE
You can help spread VOTE New Bedford even from the comfort of your home. Your job will make a difference to all. Taking the next move by volunteering with VOTE New Bedford, launching a civic involvement initiative or activity in your neighborhood or by collaborating with us. >> ACT NOW
- Donate to VOTE New Bedford
If you are unable to volunteer or participate in the events, you can still help spread VOTE New Bedford. VOTE New Bedford is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Your contribution will help us build a crew to get people registered, educated and out to vote. We can’t do it without you.
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- Help Spread VOTE through Social Media
You can make another great contribution to help spread VOTE New Bedford from your home. Social media is the modern tool to achieve any mass awareness target. If you are unable to help through the above two mentioned ways, this might be the easiest one for you to contribute.
To Invite on Instagram:
- Go to our Instagram page: @votenewbedford
- TAP on the “…” in the upper right
- TAP “Share This Profile”
- SELECT ALL the people you can
- WRITE a brief message encouraging them to Follow, Engage and Share themselves to help increase voter participation, and PRESS “Send Separately” then continue to share the account with all of your friends and contacts.
The sample message could be, “Hey I’d really appreciate if you can please Follow, Engage with and Share this account. They’re working to increase voter participation in our area for everyone. Thanks!” In the same manner, you can also share similar messages to your Facebook friends and in different groups.