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You Don't Need a Home to Vote!
2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet

Sample Media Advisory

(The name of your organization) to participate inNational Homeless and Low Income Voter Registration Week, September 26 - October 2, 2010

What: Short description of your event

When: Time

Where: Location

Who: Name of your organization and homeless citizens/residents of low-income housing

September 26 - October 2, 2010 is National Homeless and Low Income Voter Registration Week.  The event sponsored by (name of organization) is part of a national effort that seeks to engage homeless individuals and low-income voters in civic participation—particularly concerning voting rights.  It also seeks to educate candidates locally and statewide about issues of concern to the lowest income individuals.

The event is also part of continuing efforts by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and your organization  to register and mobilize homeless and low income people to vote.  NCH has sponsored the “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” campaign since 1992.

(Insert a quote from staff/volunteers/guests about the importance of mobilizing new and infrequent voters to the polls)


Local Contact:
(Insert local contact information)
National Contacts:
Michael Stoops at mstoops@nationalhomeless.org or 202-462-4822 x 234

Download full report as pdf | Acknowledgements | Introduction | Overcoming Agency Resistance | Frequently Asked Questions by Organizations about Conducting Voter Registration | Incorporating Voter Registration into the Intake Process | Conducting a Successful Voter Registration Drive | Overcoming Resistance by Individuals | Frequently Asked Questions by Individuals | Conducting a Voter Registration Party | Registering Tenants to Vote | Having Candidates Volunteer at Your Agency | Holding a Candidate Forum on Housing and Homelessness | Media Tips for Hosting Events | Letter Writing Power Hour | Leading Up to Election Day | On Election Day | Voting & Registration Information Flyer | Legal Issues and Practical Barriers to Voting for Homeless People | State-by-State Chart of Homeless People’s Voting Rights | State-by-State Chart of Disenfranchisement Categories | State-by-State Chart of ID Requirements | State-by-State Chart of Registration Deadlines & Residency Requirements | Court Decisions on Homeless People’s Voting Rights | Sample Phone Script | Sample Invitation Letter | Sample Media Advisory | Sample Press Release


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