Source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Help nonprofits engage the people they serve in voting and elections.
Anat Shenker-Osorio examines why certain messages falter where others deliver. Has conducted research on messaging on issues ranging from freedom to join together in union to clean energy and from immigrant rights to reforming criminal justice.
WRITING AN OP-ED / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The following are some Op-Ed writing resources:
The OpEd Project:
Harvard Kennedy School:
CANDIDATE POSITIONS AND
ISSUES ON BALLOTS
Provides election information including how to register to vote, find your polling place, ballot information, and more. Has resource on the positions and records of candidates on your ballot:
Click blue box “Find What’s On Your Ballot” and
Enter your address to get a voter guide with information relevant to you – up and down ballot!
A nonpartisan nonprofit resource that covers federal, state and local elections. Preview your ballot and find election information for U.S. Congress, State executives, State legislatures, State judges, Local elections and more.
Provides personalized, nonpartisan information to helps voters across the U.S. exercise their right to vote and vote informed on every race and measure on their ballot.
Provides data and tools regarding state legislatures. Track bills, review upcoming legislation, and see how your local representatives are voting in your state.
STATE/COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS
Check state and county Board of Elections or Bureau of Elections for information about candidates for office, election results and general information/guidance about voting. Information is uneven depending on state/county. Generally best to access County sites for quicker access to information on voting location, early voting and voting dates.
A dynamic non-profit media force working to rewrite the script for LGBTQ acceptance.
GLAAD Accountability Project — monitors and documents individual public figures and groups using their platforms to spread misinformation and false rhetoric against LGBTQ people, youth, and allies.
Elevates the voices of Veterans and military families through legislative policies and electoral endorsements that impact the lives of active service members, Veterans, and the country.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee — U.S. Democratic Party organization that works to elect Democrats to state legislatures.
Republican State Leadership Committee — U.S. Republican Party organization that works to elect Republicans to state legislatures.
VOTING RIGHTS AND REDISTRICTING
An independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration.
Explore existing laws and pending legislation on voting rights in all 50 states.
Nonprofit think tank that created a Democracy Map tracking 44 election laws, policies, and data points by state and Equality Map tracking over 50 different LGBTQ-related state laws and policies.
Nonpartisan analysis, including a redistricting report card, to understand and eliminate partisan gerrymandering at a state-by-state level.
An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps and what redistricting looks like In every state.
CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Directory of Representatives — Includes committee assignments
Congress.gov — Information about Members of Congress and legislative activity
GovTrack.US — Non-governmental source which can be used to find members of Congress and track bills