By Opportunity Youth United (OYU) | Originally published by OYU on September 13, 2018
Opportunity Youth United shared the following call to action to highlight its voter registration challenge as part of National Voter Registration Day. Read the call to action below, and click through for more information and how to get involved.
September 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Your voice matters, your vote matters and not just during presidential elections. This November, be sure to go to the polls.
OYUnited is hosting a voter registration challenge. Be sure you’re registered, and then urge your peers to register on or before September 25.
Here’s how to get involved:
- First, are you registered and ready? Use our tool, in partnership with TurboVote, here.
- Why do you vote? Why does it matter to you? Make a short video, image/meme or social media post and share it with the hashtags: #OYUvotes and #NationalVoterRegistrationDay (bonus: add a hashtag for your city or town!). Be sure to include these tags so we and our partners can help amplify your post.
- Check out Nonprofit Vote’s resource page to get the info and deadlines for Voting in Your State.
- Questions? You can call 866-OUR-VOTE to get local information and answers to your questions (or visit the ElectionProtection.org site).
Share this with your friends and networks! Use our NVRD social media toolkit to spread the word.
Opportunity Youth United is a national movement of young people and allies from all backgrounds committed to creating a society that invests adequately in the education and welfare of its children and youth, supporting family and community life, ending mass incarceration and discrimination of all kinds, promoting a robust participatory democracy, and is structured to provide opportunity and responsibility for all.