Daily Resource Highlight - 9/28/2020
Posted by on October 01, 2020 at 5:57 PM
Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.
9/29/2020 - The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund
Today, we are proud to announce our involvement in the new Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, which launched this morning at 8:30 AM ET. In the words of Fund co-chair Kerry Washington, “The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund recognizes incredible leaders who have been on the frontlines working to dismantle the deep-rooted, racist systems that have plagued our country for centuries. Amplifying their voices and providing resources to these inspiring advocates is critical as we strive towards equity and racial justice in this country.”
10/01/2020 - Four More Years?
We aren’t interested in telling you who to vote for. We are very interested, though, in giving you the tools to express your preference. Voting is more complicated this year, as COVID-19 has thrown a number of wrenches into the usual election machinery. The vast majority of states have responded by making it easier for citizens to vote by mail (VBM), but many Americans have no experience with voting by mail.
Fortunately, there are a number of very helpful resources to help confused Americans, including an open-sourced tool called VoteByMail.io, which the National Civic League brought to our attention this week. To use VoteByMail, simply type in your zip code and press “Enter.” Once you do that, VoteByMail will either give you a form to complete which they will send to the appropriate office, or direct you to exactly where you need to go.
Maybe, though, you’re a local elections official who is looking for help to run the election as smoothly as possible. If so, be sure to sign up for the Institute for Local Government’s webinar tomorrow at 1:30 PM ET called “Campaigning During COVID: Practical Solutions for Fielding an Election & Running a Campaign During COVID.”
Or maybe you want to make a career of improving the system? If that’s the case, make sure to keep DemocracyJobs.org bookmarked. DemocracyJobs is the place to find and apply for openings in the healthy self-governance movement.
- Common Ground Committee (website): Vote Common Ground
- National Civic League (webpage) September 18th, 2020: Voting by Mail, Made Easy
- The Hill (article by Philip K. Howard from Common Good) September 28th, 2020: Make America work again
- Fast Company (The Center for Civic Design) September 29th, 2020: Ballots are inexplicably confusing. Here are 4 tips for filling yours out correctly