MMSDC CIVIC Engagement – Business of Voting

Important Voting Dates

  • Friday, June 19, 2020 – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – Early Voting for Primary Election
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Estimated iVoterGuide Release Date for Primary
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary Election
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – Primary Election Day
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Estimated iVoterGuide Release Date for General
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – General Election Day

 

Minority Voters Organizations

NAACP National  | NAACP Detroit 

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

 

Voto Latino 

Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs, and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power.

 

Hispanic Federation 

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, & the environment.

 

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.

 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice 

Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

 

Native Vote 

Native Vote is a non-partisan initiative. All Native Vote activities will be conducted in a nonpartisan manner in compliance with IRS rules and regulations and will not constitute prohibited political activity.  We do not endorse any candidate for office or support any partisan statements or endorsements expressed by members of NativeVote.org.

 

Native American Voting Rights Coalition

The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of national and grassroots organizations, scholars, and activists advocating for equal access for Native Americans to the political process. The Native American Rights Fund founded the coalition in 2015 to facilitate collaboration among Coalition members and to coordinate efforts at overcoming the many barriers Native Americans face in registering to vote, casting their ballot, and having an equal voice in elections.

 

Voter Resource Organizations

MOSES – Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength 

MOSES encourages widespread participation in the decision-making processes that affect our communities: from elections, to policy-making, to urban planning. The Mission of MOSES is to organize communities, develop faith-based leaders and build relationships to advocate for social justice through a group of diverse congregations. MOSES accomplishes this through training leaders in churches, synagogues, and mosques, teaching participants how to articulate their shared values and work with their constituents to take collective action in the public arena.

 

VOTE411 

VOTE411 is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it’s local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities.

 

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) 

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 2003 to help members of the Rising American Electorate register and vote. Since then, the organization has helped more than 5 million people register and cast ballots.

 

Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.

 

TurboVote 

We’re bringing leading companies and organizations together to increase voter turnout and civic participation across America.

 

Vote Smart 

Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.

 

NonprofitVote 

We Help Nonprofits Engage The People They Serve In Voting And Elections – Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

 

Headcount 

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower.

 

Vote.org 

Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

 

When We All Vote

When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.

 

Business for America

That’s why we created Business for America, a coalition of civic-minded business leaders and purpose-driven companies who are ready to take action and promote government that works for all Americans.

 

Government

Secretary of State Michigan Election and Voter Information

Voters can use the Michigan Voter Information Center to:

Click Here for a Printable Flyer/Poster:  Michigan Voter Information Center

 

Michigan Voter Information Center, Department of State

 

Detroit Department of Elections 

 

Wayne County Elections 

 

Macomb County Elections

 

Oakland County Elections

 

USA.gov 

Our mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.

 

Vote Smart 

Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans. Info on your representatives, including biographies, voting records, issue positions, and campaign contributions

 

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) 

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.  Membership is open to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories. Meet the corporate affiliates that support the organization.

 

Business Insight and Polls

Reuters Polling Explorer

 

Morning Consult Polling

 

Bloomberg Election 2020

 

Related Articles on Businesses Getting the Vote Out

Why and How Companies Invest in Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts, Harvard Business Review

by Ashley Spillane and Sofia Gross

In 2018, voter turnout in the U.S. midterm elections was the highest of any midterm election in the last century. Of the many factors contributing to this achievement, hundreds of companies encouraged their employees and/or consumers to vote. For these companies, “get out the vote” programs not only helped get more voters to the polls but also helped to raise brand awareness, strengthen relationships between employees and shareholders, and even open dialogue with elected officials.

Understanding this dynamic is increasingly important; we know politics at work can be tricky, but there’s evidence that corporate political engagement is beneficial to businesses. Studies show that consumers are more loyal to brands that take a clear stance on issues they care about. But taking a partisan approach to civic engagement can alienate employees or customers in today’s hyperpartisan environment. Our study finds a sweet spot for firms: being pro-democracy and pro-voter, without being partisan

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