Thank you for taking a moment to inspire your family, friends, and neighbors to register to vote.
Why does registering matter? This year, in addition to the presidential election, states, cities, counties and towns have elections in November. The presidential primaries in the spring and summer are also important times to get involved, no matter what party you support or which issues matter most to you.
The purpose of the #OYUvotes campaign is to uplift the voices of Opportunity Youth about the importance of voting and encourage all our members to register themselves and their peers to vote.
How Can I Get Involved?
Simple! Below are a action steps you can take to help us create a buzz!!!
1. Make a 30-second NONPARTISAN* video about why voting matters and why you vote. Share it via your social media networks using the hash tags #OYUvotes #whyIvote….. check out some samples in our YouTube playlist above.
2. Be sure you have registered to vote and urge your friends and peers to register, through the OYU website page (bit.ly/OYUvote). Take a selfie or picture of people registering and share it to create buzz, using the hashtag #OYUvotes!
3. Check out our #OYUvotes Voter Challenge on Facebook!
You can also check the National Voter Registration Day website for more resources and ways to get involved!
WATCH the #OYUvotes Playlist
Election Day 2020 is November 3rd. The National Conference of State Legislatures has a list of key presidential primary and voting dates in each state for 2020 (check it out). It starts with YOU. Verify your status and find your poling place here.
Then, share why voting matters to you using the #OYUvotes hashtag and invite a friend or family member to register to vote TODAY!
* Please keep your videos nonpartisan: the videos should focus on why voting matters and what you think about voter engagement, and can mention specific issues or causes. However, they should not mention particular candidates or parties, either in support or opposition.