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CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

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This training focuses on how to encourage your chapter to participate in your democracy, increase voter participation via the Environmental Voter Project and support related campaigns on campuses.
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Partnering with the Environmental Voter Project

The Environmental Voter Project (EVP) is focused on increasing turnout by environmental voters in 12 states, but you can help by texting or phone-banking  from anywhere in the country. Your chapter can make this a group activity or encourage people to do it on their own. Some chapters have met on Zoom before and after phone banking to share the experience and build camaraderie. Learn more tips and tricks by clicking on the "Watch" tab above to see the recording of the live training video.

If your meeting attendees would like to phone or text bank as a group, have someone share their screen and go to environmentalvoter.org/events to see the many open training webinars and frequent days of action (which include training) and then as a group decide which one is most convenient for everyone. 

Note: EVP’s 12 target states for 2020 are: ME, NH, MA, PA, VA, NC, GA, FL, CO, NM, NV, AZ

Work locally or work your own circles

Help highlight the importance of voting for the climate with CCL's Climate Voter yard signs! If you want to call or text voters in your own state, locate a local nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign and sign up! The League of Women Voters is one well respected organization that you might partner with. Another way to work locally is to ensure that all of your friends and family members are registered to vote at their current address so that in September they can request a ballot by mail (in states that allow it). Everyone can register and request a ballot by mail on our TurboVote page. Prompt family and friends to get ready to vote from home by sharing the link cclusa.org/vote on your social media or via email (TurboVote's Nonprofit Toolkit has some helpful samples).

Help students vote

CCL’s campus leaders and campus groups will be working with Rock the Vote this fall to encourage students to vote. Rock the Vote is a U.S.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose stated mission is "to engage and build the political power of young people." It uses research-driven programs and innovative solutions to ensure each youth generation is represented in our democracy. If your chapter is interested in engaging young people in voting, check out rockthevote.org, CCL's Higher Ed shared resource folder or contact highered@citizensclimatelobby.org.

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Intro & Agenda
(from beginning)

Environmental Voter Project
(2:01)

Working Local Campaigns
(12:26)

Help Students Vote
(18:31)

Stories From The Field
(20:00)
Instructor(s)
  • Shannon Seigal
  • Jeff Joslin
  • Whitney Larsen
  • Carol Kravetz & Dublin Galyean
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To skip ahead to a specific section go to the time indicated in parenthesis.

Intro & Agenda
(from beginning)

Environmental Voter Project
(2:01)

Working Local Campaigns
(12:26)

Help Students Vote
(18:31)

Stories From The Field
(20:00)

 
Instructor(s)
  • Shannon Seigal
  • Jeff Joslin
  • Whitney Larsen
  • Carol Kravetz & Dublin Galyean

 
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