September 24, 2008

Voter Registration with National Coalition of the Homeless

Word in the air and on the street sez that this year’s election is one of the most important elections basically ever –- which we seem to hear during every election, of course. But this time around, voter registration numbers actually are at unprecedented levels – and Bread for the City has been playing our part!

During our intake visits, and through case management, our staff and volunteers ask clients if they have been registered – and if not, we offer assistance in filling out a registration card. We even submit the cards for them. Several hundred people have registered through our offices in the past few months.

And this week, we’re taking an extra step: some volunteers from the National Coalition for the Homeless have come to our offices to do voter registration outreach as part of the National Low Income and Homeless Voter Registration Week.

There are over 40 such drives in more than 30 cities, and we’re happy to host the volunteers outside our doors every day. (It’s pretty likely that you, reader, have already registered – but just in case you were wondering, the deadline for registration is October 6th. Everything you need to know and do about voting can be found here.)

If you work for an organization that could host a similar event, the National Low Income Housing Coalition has put together a really great voter registration drive kit called Voterization 2008 - check it out!

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