What is "Vote with Your Mission"?
Vote with Your Mission is a new campaign to have 100% of eligible nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers vote. We call on nonprofits in California to sign on to the Vote with Your Mission campaign.
Why sign on?
- To increase the number of people voting with the ideals and values that bring them into the nonprofit sector
- To increase voting by staff, volunteers, board members and constituents of nonprofits
- To raise the issue of staff/volunteer/constituent voter encouragement to nonprofit organizations and institutions of every size and from every community
- To re-frame nonprofit staff as a significant segment of the voting public
- To provide a vehicle for nonprofit leaders to take the issue of voter encouragement and education to boards, management teams, coalitions, and donors
- To inspire others to take up similar activities
What does it mean to sign on?
When signing up to participate in Vote with Your Mission, a nonprofit agrees to do two or more of the following:
- Ask all staff, board members, volunteers, and constituents to vote.
- Adopt the slogan, "Vote with Your Mission," with the tagline, "Nonprofits are led by ideals and values for changing the world. Vote with the ideals and values that lead you."
- Provide on-site nonpartisan voter registration materials for staff, board members, volunteers, and constituents.
- Add to the organization's list of responsibilities for its board of directors: "Voting in every election while you are on the board."
- Allow up to two hours of paid staff time to vote on Election Day. For non-voters, the time can be used to help co-workers or neighbors get to the polls, or to participate in "get-out-the-vote" activities (for any cause or candidate).
- Post the Vote with Your Mission poster in your lobby, on your door or window, in your clinic, in your newsletter, and elsewhere, or create your own poster.
Resource Partners provide nonpartisan voter registration, engagement, and education materials offered to nonprofits participating in Vote with Your Mission.
Translation Partners provide assistance in translating Vote with Your Mission materials into languages other than English.
For More Information
Contact our campaign coordinator, Leslie Hatamiya with questions and feedback.