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2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet

Sample Phone Script for Call to
(Candidate to be Invited to Forum)

Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME). I’m working with the (COORDINATING COMMITTEE NAME) planning the Community Candidates’ Forum on Homelessness and Housing, to be held on (DATE) at the (PLACE) beginning at (TIME).

The purpose of the event is to bring together a broad range of people who are concerned about the lack of affordable housing and increasing homelessness in our community. We are calling to invite (MEMBER/CANDIDATE NAME) to be part of the event. The Community Forum will begin with citizen testimony from (MENTION A FEW OF THE COMMUNITY PANELISTS). We have asked (MEMBER/CANDIDATE NAMES) to attend. Following the panel presentation each candidate will have an opportunity to respond to the panelists’ concerns. While we won’t entertain questions from the audience, the (MEMBERS/CANDIDATES) will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the community following the event at a reception hosted by the (COORDINATING COMMITTEE NAME). Can I send you a letter listing these details for your consideration?

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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