The RQI “Why Vote?” Tool: Reaching more voters in low-income communities - Shared screen with speaker view
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Nancy in Tacoma, WA
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Bill Madsen Mass
Public Housing, Medicaid, Food Stamps
Housing, Health care Schools but please add libraries!
Libraries, GED, Special Ed
healthcare, neighborhoods, immigration
Jobs, Housing, Schools
Housing, Healthcare, Jobs
Healthcare, Housing, Courts, Ginny in WA
Housing, Health Care, Schools
Yes, slides will be available after the webinar.
adult learners want to take ownership of their learning
So they keep in office or vote into office officials who will maintain or create the services that are most important to them
They would be able to add input and become more engaged in the decision process.
Will be an authentic belief rather than make them sceptick
Seeing the connection enables people to be empowered to know what they need to know and what they need to do
Ginny in WA: Because it is more persuasive when folks make the conclusion
So they can understand and know the impact of those elected and the services they receive.
Voting for elected officials helps me and my family, once results are final, access services important to us
Is it safe to vote?
What positions do candidates have on the issues I most care about
Ginny in WA: How to vote (by mail?) Where to vote? Who can answer my questions?
Will I understand what is written on the ballot?
can I bring my kids?
How can I access a ballot? How do I know who is the best candidate?
Will they really support me or will they support their party?
will my vote e counted?
Where can I vote? Do I need to show any identification? How do I learn who is running for office?
Will my vote count? What are trusted resources? What are all the details I need to know such as early voting, USPS issues for mail-in-ballot
to persuade a potential voter it is important to make a connection with them and their needs.
We have advocates have more to work with in engaging these voters.
People are afraid to vote.
Would people always know what we are referring to in the visual? Would there need to be an opportunity to provide examples? For example, if the group did not know about "GED" would there be an opportunity to explain it or give examples?
Not knowing what to do or understanding that your vote counts is an impediment
how to distinguish between real truthful info and disinformation
Would people need a discussion of what government does?
suggest reviewing League of Women Voters website for information on voter registration and voting
All resources are also available in Spanish
Ginny: It is respectful of folks at all levels of involvement!
Examples of effective ways to use it.
very accessible and concrete
I am concerned that if a voter has some fears regarding voting, why they would go to use the tool at all?
Encourages discussion and inquiry!
does the form require literacy/
Our League of Women Voters is doing presentations to students. I think this is an excellent tool to incorporate in our presentations.
We could use it in mini parent webinars and in high school curriculum.
We are using OutreachCircle to connect with potential voters. we have used the idea to challenge people to have a conversation with friends using the tool steps.
Could be used in fliers that we share with Community Health Centers; Can be used in a zoom meeting with parents of students all of whom live in marginalized communities.
perhaps insuring our libraries have the tool in their toolkit
In our home visiting program and as an activity in our parent ed program (at a Family Resource Center)
Share this tool with our Partners in community ethnic organizations
So true, Luz! And very clear that these participants have great ideas on how to use it. we want to hear from them when they use it!
Hmm its working for me when I copy/paste it
yeah sadly can't hyperlink in the chat