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It’s Election Season. Raise Your Voices. Engage Your Clients.

It’s Election Season. Raise Your Voices. Engage Your Clients.

The stakes are high for community nonprofits this election season. Connecticut will have a new governor, administration, state agency commissioners, constitutional officers and legislature. These state officials will have the ability to shape public policy for years to come.

That’s why it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to surface issues that impact their mission, and to make known their value and impact on the community.

It’s also a critical time for nonprofits to help their clients register to vote. According to the US Census, there is plenty of opportunity in CT. Fewer than two-thirds of eligible CT voters are registered. Of those registered, only about one-half voted in the 2016 election. Many of these could be your clients.

By engaging voters and candidates this election season, nonprofits can educate, rally and build relationships that will ultimately advance their cause. As you plan your outreach, please keep these important dates in mind:

  • September 25: National Voter Registration Day
  • October 30: Voter Registration Deadline (General Election)
  • November 6: Election Day

What specifically can you do? Invite candidates to tour your agency, help your clients register to vote, and host ‘meet the candidates’ events.

Here’s some election assistance from the Alliance, the voice of community nonprofits, that can get your campaign rolling.