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The RQI “Why Vote?” Tool: Reaching more voters in low-income communities - Shared screen with speaker view
Genie Massey
14:06
Hi Everyone, I'm Genie from LWV in Hagerstown, MD.
Anne Fletcher
14:33
Hi, I am Anne Fletcher from ACC at Austin, Texas.
Brooke Decker
15:20
Will we get access to the recording of the webinar?
Yeja Dunn
16:19
A recording will be sent after the webinar
Yeja Dunn
17:14
Yes, this can be used across various states
Lisa Telesca
20:10
Hi.. 1. is there a video that teachers can show to their students ? I am hoping to implement this through senate at my community college.. 2. What is the best way to roll this out at a college?
Rodrigo Contreras
20:35
Rodrigo, Texas
Hannah Kirby
20:36
Hannah Kirby from Erie, PA
Sharon Kimmell
20:37
Sharon from Ohio
Sr. Mary Shaw
20:37
Mary S. From Springfield, il
Michal Marcus
20:38
Michal Marcus, OHIO
Gabrian McPhail
20:38
Gabe McPhail, Maine
Tania Shwartz
20:44
Tania Shwartz, Mexico City
Anne Fletcher
20:45
Anne Fletcher from ACC in Austin, Texas
Brooke Decker
20:45
Brooke, Ohio
Marc Wetherhorn
20:47
Marc Wetherhorn, Virgina
Vayne Ong
20:48
Vayne Ong, New York, NY
DARRIN SIMS
20:48
D.J Sims, Atlanta, GA
Raymond Robinson
20:48
Robbie Robinson, California
Michael Reynolds
20:49
Michael reynolds, Connecticut
Martha Goralka
20:49
Martha Goralka, California
Linda Novak
20:49
Linda Novak, New York City
trudy novicki
20:49
Trudy Novicki Florida
C G
20:49
Christine from Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Lisa Bishop
20:52
Lisa B. San Francisco, CA
Carolina Castellanos-Cusicanqui
20:54
Carolina , Massachussets
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
20:55
Bonnie in Washington State
Lisa Telesca
20:56
Lisa, CA
Caitlin Donnelly
21:08
Caitlin, MA
Heidi Ziemer
21:12
Heidi Buffalo NY
DJ Richardson
21:21
DJ from Hayward, CA (ouch! the fires!)
Judy DiNardo
21:37
Judy DiNardo Stow Ohio
Coby Williams
22:04
Coby from Ohio
Linda Goldstein
22:39
Hi! I am Linda Goldstein with the Coastside Immigrant Advocacy Group in Half Moon Bay, CA
Yeja Dunn
23:30
Hi Lisa! We do have a video of the Why Vote? Tool that we can share. We talk about this toward the end of the presentation.
Michal Marcus
27:56
Income support, housing
Rodrigo Contreras
27:59
Housing, Jobs, Unemployment
Nancy Kazdan
28:16
Housing, Income/Support, Healthcare
Anne Fletcher
28:17
Housing, income and support and healthcare
Lisa Bishop
28:17
Education, Income, Housing
Gabrian McPhail
28:17
Housing, Income/Support, Healthcare
Hannah Kirby
28:18
Income, Healtcare, and Neighborhoods
Lisa Telesca
28:20
Education
Ryan Champeau
28:24
Health care - job training - schools
trudy novicki
28:24
schools, children, Income/support
Caitlin Donnelly
28:27
Homeless services, Food stamps, bus/subway
Kearny School
28:28
Medicaid, earned income tax credit and child care vouchers
Carolina Castellanos-Cusicanqui
28:29
Children, Schools, Neighborhoods
Monica Buzbee
28:30
Housing, Children, Jobs
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
28:30
housing, schools, healthcare
Martha Goralka
28:34
Schools, Job training, Courts
Lisa Bateman
28:36
Lisa Bateman: income support, housing, healthcare
Tania Shwartz
28:40
housing, healthcare, neighborhoods
Matthew Simpson
28:41
Schools, Housing, Healthcare
Julia Maynard
28:44
Public housing, school lunch, welfare
Sr. Mary Shaw
28:44
Healthcare
Sharon Kimmell
28:44
housing, income/support, jobs
Cathy Hunt
28:46
Healthcare, Jobs, Income/Support
Anne Fletcher
28:48
Fire and safety
judy Tobey
28:50
EDUCATION,healtHCARE UNEMPLOYMENT
Linda Goldstein
29:01
Courts, Jobs, Schools
Judy DiNardo
29:02
Medicare, Social Security, homeless services
Linda Novak
29:06
Bus/subwy, food stamps, disability services
Judith Weiss
29:08
Right now—schools, Health Care, Unemployment for those put out of work by pandemic
Peter Donovan
29:12
Land use, federal land management, housing
DJ Richardson
29:16
Housing, neighborhoods, healthcare
Vincent Simone
29:19
Free Lunch Program, Special Education, Public Housing
Nancy Kazdan
30:04
Are you providing the slides too?
Michal Marcus
30:19
They need to know their opinions are heard and respected.
Anne Fletcher
30:31
We hope that the elected officials will be in support of the services the people need.
Tania Shwartz
30:38
people get involved
Hannah Kirby
30:41
Internalizing the importance to elect officials willing to work for you and your community
Sharon Kimmell
30:42
They would be more motivated to vote and to be aware of candidates' positions.
Ryan Champeau
30:44
Engages and empowers the citizen to influence officials
Matthew Simpson
30:46
If they can elect an official whose ideas are similar to their own, they can get results they want.
Linda Goldstein
30:48
They aren't just being told what to do. They can do it for themselves.
Lisa Bishop
30:49
It affects the quality of the community’s well-being ie $$ to police over education etc.
Gabrian McPhail
30:54
So they can influence how the services are delivered and what services are offered.
Judith Weiss
30:57
Nobody likes to be told what to do, but coming to a conclusion on one’s own is motivating.
Cathy Hunt
30:58
They might realize that their vote can affect the services they need.
Kearny School
30:59
People need to recognize that government decisions have an impact on every day life.
Linda Novak
31:04
To understand how elections directly affect their concerns/interests
Nancy Kazdan
31:06
Help elected officials listen to the voice of the people!
Lisa Bateman
31:07
To engage with who they are and how elected officials can hear this - to make positive steps
trudy novicki
31:09
feel impowered to do something
DJ Richardson
31:17
People understand their role as citizens entitled to protections from the government
Judy DiNardo
31:18
Officials have the power to change programs - increases and decreass.
Peter Donovan
31:35
To see the disconnection between what public officials say and the results of policy
Michal Marcus
31:41
I think it is important they know these officials work for them and not the opposite.
Jamie Cotta
31:42
in many cases, the elected officials may not look like them or appear to live a similar reality, so they don't fully understand how those individuals and their jobs relate to the voter's life
Kearny School
32:14
Where do you register?
Monica Buzbee
32:17
Am I eligible to vote?
Matthew Simpson
32:19
Where do I go to vote?
Kearny School
32:29
How do you register?
Vincent Simone
32:29
Will my vote make any difference?
trudy novicki
32:32
How to vote by mail
Linda Goldstein
32:32
Do I have to be a citizen to vote?
Gabrian McPhail
32:32
How do I register?
Kearny School
32:34
Where do I vote>
Anne Fletcher
32:34
Will their vote matter?
Michal Marcus
32:39
Where do I vote
Cathy Hunt
32:39
How do you register? How do I get an absentee ballot? Where do I vote?
Tania Shwartz
32:42
Has the vote change?
Ryan Champeau
32:43
How do I get a ballot?
trudy novicki
32:43
will I get a mail in ballot
DARRIN SIMS
32:44
How is my vote being suppressed?
Genie Massey
32:45
Can someone help me read the ballot?
Lisa Bateman
32:47
Can I mail in my ballot?
Judith Weiss
32:47
Will I get called for jury duty if I register?
Gabrian McPhail
32:49
Will I have to stand in line?
trudy novicki
32:52
Is it safe to vote in person
Matthew Simpson
32:53
when does voting take place? What is the difference between a primary and other elections?
Linda Novak
32:54
How to learn about candidates’ positions on the issues? How to get info on the mechanics of voting process?
Peter Donovan
32:55
When I mail my ballot, does the postmark matter?
Gabrian McPhail
33:00
Is voting safe?
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
33:01
Do I have to vote on everything on the ballot? How dan I get information to make a informed choice? Can I vote if I have a felony?
Linda Goldstein
33:03
Will ICE grab me because they know who I am now?
Genie Massey
33:05
Can someone help me if I have physical disabilities?
Lisa Bishop
33:06
Does my vote count if I lose my ballot and have to get a new one the day of voting?
Nancy Kazdan
33:07
Why vote. What is the reason I should vote? How does my vote make a difference? How will things improve if I vote?
DJ Richardson
33:10
why can't I vote at my local polling place
Sharon Kimmell
33:10
What do I have to take me to the polls?
Matthew Simpson
33:10
How can I find out what the candidates believe?
Judith Weiss
33:11
Will my vote be counted if I vote absentee?
Ryan Champeau
33:13
Will my family be impacted if I register to vote?
Genie Massey
33:16
What if they tell me I'm not allowed to vote?
Martha Goralka
33:20
Will they be nice o me when I go to vote
Lisa Bishop
33:23
Have I been purged?
Matthew Simpson
33:29
How can I vote by mail?
Michal Marcus
33:33
HOw do I learn about the candidates and what they are promoting or stand for
Linda Goldstein
33:42
I don't speak very good English, how can I do this?
Lisa Bishop
33:44
Can I vote early?
Nancy Kazdan
33:50
Who counts the votes? What is the popular vote?
Tania Shwartz
33:54
what if I don’t vote?
Matthew Simpson
34:40
These questions are mostly not very hard to answer!
Cathy Hunt
34:57
It is very important to make the connection about voting and the services you need.
Nancy Kazdan
34:57
It is a challenge to unite the information and promote a clear message with value to each voter to vote.
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
34:58
Like the focus on services low income people use.
Genie Massey
35:01
There is fear in ignorance
Anne Fletcher
35:05
They are very common questions that people have about voting.
DJ Richardson
35:12
I appreciate the interactive pafrticipation
Ryan Champeau
35:14
I can try to influence officials if I vote
Lisa Bishop
35:18
This would be powerful to do with our 8th graders so they can help their families feel confident to vote.
Lisa Bateman
35:19
How can I have these conversations, what format are we using (in-person, phone, email, letter, etc.)
trudy novicki
35:22
How do you answer so many questions easily
Gabrian McPhail
35:26
It’s great to focus on questions and not answers.
Linda Goldstein
35:30
My vote doesn't really matter.
Anne Fletcher
35:32
We can find the answers for them to many of the questions.
Kearny School
35:46
People do not know where to get answers to basic voting questions, like how to register to vote.
Cathy Hunt
36:05
Make people feel that it is okay to ask questions.
DARRIN SIMS
36:12
Voting can be overwhelming depending on your context.
Judith Weiss
40:14
There’s a lot of reason for skepticism about the decisions politicians make. Are they really listening to constituents? Do they even have a chance to vote on issues that aren’t brought to the floor of their governing body?
Judith Weiss
41:17
Another question: I’ve been in prison—am I eligible?
Anne Fletcher
42:59
We have the League of Women Voters that provides much information.
Yeja Dunn
43:20
Yes all resources are on the website
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
43:35
Have you tried this in a zoom format with the target population?
Gabrian McPhail
43:39
It’s simple, relevant, and engaging.
Tania Shwartz
43:42
It’s very clear and simple
Anne Fletcher
43:49
I really like it. It gets people thinking about voting and asking questions. I think it will motivate some people to vote.
Matthew Simpson
43:52
Matthew Simpson here--I see how the tool helps people internalize the material.
Monica Buzbee
43:52
I like the visuals…helps to get to the point quickly
Cathy Hunt
43:52
Would be good to use with new citizens, maybe provide information at the swearing in ceremony.
Judith Weiss
44:02
Everyone should know about Vote411, the non-partisan info tool by the League of Women Voters. You can put in your street address and learn where to vote, and see what candidates and issues are on your ballot in your community.
judy Tobey
44:07
VERY6 WELL DO9NE NO ONE WANTS TO admit not knowing what to do
DJ Richardson
44:21
Using the tool takes time but is empowering
Lisa Bishop
44:23
How could we use this tool with our neighborhood or student’s families?
Raymond Robinson
44:25
In working with students, it would be interesting to take them through the process, then let them lead their parents through the process. Constructive dialogue at home and they can see how each see their own community.
Kearny School
44:30
This can be a good tool to use with my students, can help them make connections and share what they learned with their families
Judy DiNardo
44:33
Start with practical services rather than abstract "voting"
Linda Goldstein
45:01
Can we get a copy of the form, maybe as an attachment?
Ryan Champeau
45:01
Combining this with a get out the vote effort seems appropriate
Yeja Dunn
46:29
The Tool is designed to be used within 3-5 minutes but frontline people can use as they see fit to their work/setting
Yeja Dunn
47:23
We will send a follow-up email with instructions on how to access the resources
Ryan Champeau
47:54
The assumption here is that all votes count…in severe gerrymandered districts this might not be the case….a side issue but one that comes up in meetings
Nancy Kazdan
48:23
How do you generate interest so they will attend?
Linda Goldstein
48:49
I've been told by clients, my vote doesn't really matter because of the Electorate Vote not the popular vote.
Anne Fletcher
49:29
We always had voter registration staff come and sign up students, and I wonder what we will do now.
Ryan Champeau
50:20
What are your recommendations for teaching this remotely?
Nancy Kazdan
53:57
recommend to people in non profits
Lisa Bateman
54:14
To engage my students and with those at our local food bank
Kearny School
54:15
This will be a lesson for my AP US Government students
Tania Shwartz
54:16
Teaching the significance of taking a decision and its consequences
Anne Fletcher
54:34
I have had students research and develop essays about elections and voting in the past. I teach First Year College students who are mostly first generation students of diverse, Latinx, culture.
Genie Massey
55:07
Holding Why Vote webinars with local non-profits groups that reach a diverse audience.
Gabrian McPhail
55:11
To engage people and encourage participation in local government/decision-making
Matthew Simpson
55:13
Matthew Simpson--any situation in which I want to discuss voting with people--regardless of partisanship
Judith Weiss
55:17
As a League member, we’d normally have opportunities to reach people at events, through talks, etc., but now these events aren’t happening. How can we find people to use the tools with?
DJ Richardson
55:21
Need more info on hoe Nonprofit Vote integrated the tool
Ryan Champeau
55:27
People in protective housing situations can be empowered by exercising their voting right
Judy DiNardo
55:53
Have available at vigil meetings and to clergy assocaitions
judy Tobey
55:58
engage college students to research hoe votes make a difference
Linda Goldstein
56:00
Hot Line we are creating to help Latinex Community to vote. Tool can help with that.
Matthew Simpson
56:08
Matthew Simpson--how would this be done in a situation? take time aside to go through the steps?
DARRIN SIMS
56:19
Connect with local churches and share with what they are doing.
Genie Massey
59:19
Thank you for referencing Septima Clark! An incredible unsung hero!
Anne Fletcher
01:01:41
Thank you for this wonderful resource. I am definitely going to focus on voting this semester.
Ryan Champeau
01:01:45
I like the technical support links you provide on the website….great support links!
Naomi Campbell
01:02:02
tinyurl.com/RQIwebinar5
Anne Fletcher
01:02:12
Can I share that with other teachers?
Nancy Kazdan
01:02:34
Thank you so much for this fabulous too.!
Lisa Telesca
01:02:39
would this video be the best one to share with Senate at my college ?
Naomi Campbell
01:02:42
www.tinyurl.com/RQIwebinar5
Cathy Hunt
01:03:10
Thank you. The webinar is very informative.
Anne Fletcher
01:03:18
Great = thank you!
Judith Weiss
01:04:21
Before I fill out the survey, I want to say that this was a terrific webinar. I wasn’t aware of RQI before, but now I’m going to download a lot of your resources.
Lisa Bateman
01:04:28
How to engage with students who specifically plan to protest the presidential election and nominated candidates by not voting at all.
Cathy Hunt
01:05:01
Thank you for the use of your resources.
Yeja Dunn
01:06:57
Yes we have versions of the Tool that can be used online.
Linda Novak
01:07:29
Thank you all so - great presentation, valuable tool and I will definitely share with colleagues
Ryan Champeau
01:07:31
I’ve used the Right Question QFT applications and shared it in PD sessions….I like the expansion of the application to empowering citizens to vote! Helping citizens engage and influence their own future!
Matthew Simpson
01:08:58
Matthew Simpson here--So, would you just say "Would you like to learn more about why voting matters" and find five minutes to sit down with someone in a service situation?
Genie Massey
01:09:01
How long does it take to lead a Why Vote lesson? It seems like it could be 10 minutes or half an hour?
Tania Shwartz
01:09:03
Thank you, I enjoy the webinar and the way its approach an essential issue as voting in such an accessible way
Ryan Champeau
01:09:31
Thank you for helping expand authentic democracy!
Lisa Bateman
01:11:26
thanks everyone
Bonnie Bless-Boenish
01:12:26
Thank you for sharing this valuable tool!
DJ Richardson
01:12:46
Matthew: One of the most powerful statements a young adult said to me when I asked him that question (i.e. would you like to learn more about why voting matters) is that I would get more results if I asked open-ended questions, such as "what would you do to get more people learn about why voting matters". He said open-ended questions transfer power to the person you are trying to influence. Amazing :)
Yeja Dunn
01:12:52
Great question! We are not currently collecting responses with our online version. Privacy is a major consideration in our design.
Anne Fletcher
01:13:52
Thank you again!
Kearny School
01:13:56
Thank you
Lisa Telesca
01:14:03
thanks!
Matthew Simpson
01:14:04
Matthew Simpson here_-thanks for the advice!