Our ability to participate in government, to elect our leaders and to improve our lives is contingent upon our ability to access the ballot. We know in our heart of hearts that voting is a sacred right – the fount from which all other rights flow. – Stacey Abrams
There are countries across the world where people don’t have the right to vote. Here in the U.S., many people — women, and peopleo f color — fought long and hard for the right to vote, especially here in Rochester, NY. And while most citizens over the age of 18 have the right to cast a ballot, many do not take advantage of this right to make their voices heard and take a stand in our democracy.
This is your opportunity to share your perspective on why it is important to get out and vote in November!
It can be done as a radio, TV and/or social media campaign, and it can be created in English or Spanish. For social media campaigns, please post to facebook or TikTok, using the hashtag #ThinkDifferently2020.
Please note that all public service announcements must me non-partisan, encouraging people to get out and vote, but may not express preference for or against any particular party.
Deadline: September 30. (DATE EXTENDED)
Many thanks to our two ‘Vote in November’ Champions
The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.
The League is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is NOT limited to women — men can join in the fight as well.
WOMEN AND THE VOTE NEW YORK STATE honors those who fought for equality, contributing to our state’s influential suffragist legacy. We’ve established an inclusive database to encourage people to visit suffragist gravesites in New York state on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Filmmakers will interview individuals who place “I Voted” stickers at the suffragists’ gravesites. The footage will be used in a compelling and concise documentary about this historic day to promote civic engagement because the work of women’s suffrage never ends.