Week 4: Get involved

Week 4: Get involved

10/14/16

Whether you read the news every morning, or rarely give it a thought, it is not too late to make your voice heard.  At CARE Action! we firmly believe that a voice raised is never a voice wasted. With election season in full swing, we want to maximize the political engagement necessary to global progress. Our #50ways50days campaign is doing just that. Each week we’re bringing you seven ways to engage, united around a common theme.

 This week’s theme?  Get Involved

 Now that you’ve joined the conversation, it’s time to amplify your impact. Here are the steps you can take to ensure all voices are heard come November 8th

  1. Host a fundraising event: Passionate about one of the candidate’s platforms? Hosting a fundraiser is one great way to support their campaign efforts. Organize a dinner or other gathering with likeminded people to provide a space for both fundraising and policy discussion.
  2. Share with a friend why humanitarian assistance is important to the global community: Humanitarian assistance is crucial, not only to those receiving the aid, but also to the world as a whole. By ensuring people are healthy and safe, we contribute to more prosperous and secure communities at home and abroad.
  3. Volunteer to talk about humanitarian issues at your school, church, or other community space: By educating even a small community, you can expand advocacy efforts exponentially.  Whatever the audience, you have the power to share your knowledge and contribute to a more informed world.
  4. Request your absentee ballot if applicable and remind others to do so: If you don’t plan to be in your home state during the election, you must request your absentee ballot ahead of time. Here’s how: http://rtvote.com/2dbexIr
  5. Write about an important issue in a personal blog and share it with friends: If there is a topic you’re interested in, such as girls’ education, chances are you have some friends that are interested too. Write a short blog or Facebook post about the issue to educate and engage your friends and family.
  6. Volunteer with a non-partisan election observation group, like the League of Women Voters: These groups volunteer at polling stations to ensure elections are fairly conducted. With a simple web search, you can find groups in your area to link up with.
  7. Run a mock-election at a local school: Involving youth in the political process is critical to maintaining an active democracy. It provides an opportunity for all ages to learn about current events, the political process, and the importance of engagement.

 That’s all for this week! Watch out for more ways to get involved this election season on twitter, and join the conversation using #50ways50days.

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