St. Louis Voting Initiative

Vicki C. Washington, St. Louis Area Voting Initiative; Jennifer Slavic Lohman, St. Louis Voter Protection Coalition, and Gena Gunn McClendon, Voter Access and Engagement, Brown School of Social Work at Washington University

Yes, that's right!  The 2020 Presidential election has not yet ended!

Why do we say that?  Because the Georgia Senate runoff contest is still underway -- two seats are at stake and voters must make their voices heard!

The runoff process can disenfranchise traditionally underrepresented communities, so it is imperative that we provide voters of color with the information they will need to participate in this critically important runoff election. #Finish the Job

Several groups in the St. Louis area are partnering with three non-partisan groups:  The Transformative Justice Coalition, the Voting Rights Alliance and The Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda in support of their work on the ground in Georgia. The national goal is to send postcards to 1 million voters and potential voters in Georgia.

This GOTV (Get Out The Vote) effort prioritizes voters of color in Georgia. We need to send postcards to at least 1 million voters and potential voters in Georgia. The postcards are bundled in packs of 50 and include instructions, the message, and the addresses of potentially disenfranchised voters in Georgia.  As of early December, we need more volunteers – individuals, groups, and organizations – willing to write, address, and mail the postcards. We can ship postcards anywhere in the United States. Anyone in the St. Louis area willing to help can contact us at the email addresses provided below to arrange postcard pick-ups or drop offs. We will supply the postcards, the standard message, and addresses.

We really need your assistance! This postcard campaign it designed to remind  voters about the January 5th elections in Georgia, and to motivate them to register, and to vote early! We must increase turnout so that underrepresented voices are included in this critical decision-making process.  And, the nonpartisan nature of this effort makes it an ideal no-contact volunteer activity for churches and nonprofit groups committed to promoting civic participation in communities of color. 

If you want to help, but just do not want to write postcards, please donate stamps. We still need your help because some people, who're willing to help write postcards, are unable to afford to purchase stamps. 

Important Dates:

Georgia Voter Registration deadline is December 7

Early Voting begins December 14

Election Day is January 5

If you, your organization, or group is willing to help distribute and/or write postcards please, send an email message to: Jennifer@stlvpc.org or Vicki at the stlouisareavotinginitiative@gmail.com.

Please send stamps to: St. Louis Voting Initiative, P.O. Box 410366, St. Louis, MO 63141

Postcard packets (cards, messages, and addresses) will be bundled with 50 postcards, addresses and instructions. 

All volunteers will need to sign a Nonpartisanship Agreement.

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