TWU’s 2016 voter registration campaign will involve the International Campaign Unit, the Government Affairs Department, International Staff Representatives, State Conferences, and volunteer mobilization organizers—and you!
TWU has a goal of increasing our voter registration to at least 80 percent across the union and throughout the country. Locals and State Conferences will receive lists of unregistered voters so that we can register new voters before the upcoming election.
Here’s how the campaign will work:
- Local presidents will receive a list by e-mail of the local's unregistered voters.
- The lists are based on the TWU membership database. They could include bad addresses, former members, or people who are registered to vote. If you identify these issues, notify IT Director David Moses with the updated address and membership information.
- If the member is registered to vote but has moved, give him or her a change of address form or new voter registration form to notify the local board of elections of the address change.
- Locals and volunteers will contact members on the list and ask them to register to vote.
- Campaign materials are available below.
- Report your progress on May 1 and June 1. A reporting sheet is also provided at the end of the script and talking points.
Voter Registration Campaign information for all:
- Publicity tools including a poster to hang on breakroom bulletin boards; and two voter registration fliers. Flier A is customizable so you can local election information when handing out or posting. (download A; download B)
- Sample script and talking points for calling members who are not registered
Voter Registration Campaign information by state: General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Who can help you with this campaign?
This is a great opportunity to build your volunteer mobilization team by recruiting your local executive boards, stewards, activists, and volunteers.
Please reach out to TWU staff below for assistance or questions, or call the Government Affairs Department at (202) 719-3870.
Locals: Carl Martin or Theotis James
State Conferences: Andrew Rangolan
Data distribution: Heather Laverty