Have you heard? There’s an election coming up in November!
So that got us thinking — what would Alameda County, the state of California, and the whole United States look like if everyone who could vote did?
With that in mind, we are excited to kick off our first ever voter registration and education drive!
Many of our 275 member agencies serve underrepresented communities with historically low voter turnout. But the Alameda County Community Food Bank and our agencies are trusted in the communities we serve. We have the power to ensure our clients are well-represented at the polls.
In partnership with many of our agencies and volunteer advocates, we will register voters at food distribution sites throughout Alameda County. Our committed agencies and volunteers will work hard to make sure everyone they serve that is eligible to vote will be registered in the next election.
Part of that will be educating people about why they should vote. To that end, we will also educate voters. This year is especially important — California’s ballot will include 11 ballot initiatives which will effect all of us.
We will host a candidate forum for several local races, as well as sessions to help people better understand the ballot initiatives they will be asked to decide.
We will be successful--with your help.
Step 1: Are you registered? Have you moved lately, and need to update your registration? Click here to check!
Step 2: Volunteer to collect voter registrations in September and October, especially on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25. Please contact Cat Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-635-3663-ext 307 if you can help Get Out the Vote!