We have lots of ways you can join us to ensure voting access. It all depends on how much time you can commit. Choose from the best fit below!
If you want to get something done as you're waiting for the microwave to beep or your water to reach a boil, these actions are for you!
If you have about 20 minutes while you wait in line at the grocery store or take your daily lunch break, here's how you can help!
If you have 5-7 hours a week, then this track is for you! In this section, you will learn how to become an official Democracy Organizer on our grassroots volunteer team.
"I Have A Few Minutes Right Now — What Can I Do?"
Here are 5 ways you can take action right now!
We have some easy and often one-click ways to make sure that you can help ensure voting access (including your own) and safe voting come November — all before you have to strain the pasta.
1. Sign Up for Email Alerts
We’ll share the latest news and information and keep you up-to-date on ways you can take action in your state. Right now, for example, many states are considering legislation to expand voting options, like mail-in and absentee voting. We will let you know when there are opportunities for you to contact a local official to support these efforts.
2. Sign Up for Mobile Alerts
Text vote2020 to 877-877 to opt-in for our mobile alerts!
Don't want to clutter your inbox? Sign up to get our mobile alerts! We'll send you a text when there are urgent alerts. We won't bombard, we promise! We'll let you know the most important updates and ways you can take action in a few clicks.
2. Post to Facebook or Twitter
Help us spread the word by sharing our campaign to your Facebook page.
Help us reach more people by sending the tweet below! Follow the hashtag #VotingAccessSavesLives to join the conversation.
4. Sign the Petition to Demand Ballot Access in 2020
Please sign and share this petition from our partners at Rock the Vote. We’re joining them in calling for the passage of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act (NDEBA) of 2020. This vital legislation would take meaningful steps to improve ballot access, including by extending deadlines for voter registration, ensuring all states allow no-excuse vote-by-mail, and protecting access for disenfranchised communities, like voters with disabilities, young people, and Native voters
5. Get Ready to Vote!
Make sure you're registered and ready to vote! Update your registration if you recently moved or changed your name. Take a minute to learn your state's voting information so that you don't miss important deadlines to vote by mail or by absentee ballot. Use the links below to ensure your voter information is up-to-date and you have everything you need to vote in November!
Here are 3 ways you can take action right now!
If you have a little more time on your hands, like 20 minutes while you wait in line at the grocery store or during your regular lunch break, here are some ways you can help us get others involved in our campaign and advocating for voting access in our target states.
1. Join Our Priority State Phonebanks
We need your help calling voters in key states! We're asking them to contact their governors to advocate for crucial voting access reforms, like expanding early voting and PPE for poll workers. If you don't have experience phonebanking, that's OK! Our grassroots organizers will give a short training before we dive in. There's no better time to learn, and it's a lot of fun. We hang out over Zoom, and you'll get to connect with our great team of organizers.
2. Persuade People with a Quick Video - Made by You!
Here are suggested toplines for filming a short (10-30 seconds) video encouraging your followers to take part in our #VotingAccessSavesLives advocacy campaign. You can post your video directly to social media and tag Brady, March, and Team ENOUGH and be sure to use the hashtag #VotingAccessSavesLives.
- I’m taking part in the #VotingAccessSavesLives campaign by Brady, March For Our Lives, and Team ENOUGH because I believe the fight for democracy *IS* the fight for gun violence prevention. In order to strengthen our nation's gun laws, we need to fix our democratic system and ensure voting access for all.
- The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our voting system, and it’s critical we take action now to ensure voters don’t have to choose between their health and their vote.
- Election Day is around the corner, and this is urgent. We need all voices to be heard at the polls — especially the voices of Black and Brown Americans and those most impacted by gun violence.
- The #VotingAccessSavesLives campaign maps out how YOU can advocate for democracy reforms in your state and hometown.
- Visit bradyunited.org/democracy now and learn how you can take action!
3. Read the Voting Access Saves Lives Democracy Toolkit
In this toolkit we’re providing activists and advocates with in-depth explanation of the problems our democracy faces paired with concrete and effective reforms that we can achieve between now and November 2020. As gun violence prevention organizations, we aren’t advocating for these policies “in addition to” our respective missions — rather, our organizations have come together because we recognize that creating an equitable and safe democracy is inextricably tied to our fight for gun violence prevention. Together, we can ensure more voices are heard at the polls — especially the voices of those most impacted by gun violence.
We’re mobilizing gun violence prevention activists to lobby for expanding voting access across four broad categories:
- Vote-by-mail and absentee voting
- Online and same-day voter registration
- Early voting
- Restoring voting rights to people with felony convictions
At 8pm EST tomorrow MFOL and Brady are phonebanking Florida Politicians to demand that poll workers have access to protective equipment and citizens are able to vote safely.— Daud hates cops (@DaudxMumin) July 22, 2020
This is one of the ways to make our voice count!
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#VotingAccessSavesLives— 🔥 97 days 🔥 (@davidhogg111) July 16, 2020
That's why @AMarch4OurLives has teamed up with @bradybuzz @Team_Enough to make voting accessible for those most impacted by gun violence.
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If you have 5-7 hours a week, then this track is for you! In this section, you will learn how to become an official Democracy Organizer on our grassroots volunteer team. We’ll work with you closely, providing hands-on training and outreach, to mobilize for democracy reforms in your state and community.
1. Become a Democracy Organizer
As a Democracy Organizer, you’ll receive training and assistance on how to activate your own team of volunteers. Your mission: to use the resources available to you through Brady and March for Our Lives to help your volunteers take the action to eliminate the barriers to accessible voting, for this years election and beyond.
What does that actually mean? We’ll ask you to create your own team of volunteers made up of your friends and family. Then we’ll train you on the campaign’s strategy and tactics. So in an average week on the campaign, we’ll ask you to set up a video-conference meeting with your team where you’ll explain the team’s actions for the week. Don’t worry--you won’t be expected to do this on your own. We’ll help every step of the way! We expect this work will take 5-7 hours a week.