Participate in Nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day

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September 14, 2012 In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2012, we want to make sure no one is left out.

On September 25, 2012, Families that Can will join volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country to "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This nonpartisan effort is an opportunity to put our differences aside and celebrate the rights that unite us as Americans.

In California, voters must register to vote prior to casting a ballot in any election. Citizens must re-register every time they move, change their name, or change their party affiliation. Here are some examples of ways to register voters at your school:

  1. Place voter registration cards and a return box in the front office or parent resource room
  2. Send an email to parents asking them to talk to their kids about voting and elections, and encouraging them to register to vote
  3. Organize parent volunteers to register voters at a series of school and/or community events

To learn more about how to get parents engaged in non-partisan voter registration, contact Rachel Minnick, Director of Family and Community Engagement at rminnick@familiesthatcan.org