Interested in having YVoters run a peer-to-peer workshop for a teen group? Email [email protected]
Sat, Oct 3, 10:30AM-11:30AM–Co-develop a YVote PSA that will appear on Taxi Tops to mobilize youth voters through this workshop led by designer/artist Kim Sillen. And help redesign FAQs–Frequently Asked Questions–(crafted by DemocracyNYC) for teen audiences. Email [email protected] if you’d like to participate
Sat, Oct 3, 12-8PM (not YVote affiliated) — Speak Out Youth Summit More information and registration here
Sat, Oct 3, 8-10PM— Social Issues Cinema Club screening and discussion of The Social Dilemma to explore the underpinnings of popular social media and search platforms and how they are influencing civilization and civil society–and elections! Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/SocialDilemmaSignup
Sun, Oct 4-Fri, Oct 9–National Voter Education Week!
Sun, Oct 4, 4:30-6 PM–“Youth Vote, Youth Power: Unleashing the Youth Wave,” workshop with Bronx Indivisible and Lehman College, facilitated by Anna, Bethany, Karla, Nafisa, Sharhibonu, Yamile, and Yessii. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/YVoteOct4Workshop
Mon-Fri, Oct 5-9, 7-7:15 PM–Yessii Instagram Lives
Mon, Oct 5, 5-6:30–Introduction to Capitalism & Socialism –and the Implications for Elections workshop facilitated by Saskia Van Horn. Sign up here
Tues, Oct 6, 4-6PM–Finding Your Civic Voice workshop with NYC Youth Civics Initiative, Youth Over Guns. Yessii will be facilitating a panel and Keyla will be on a panel. Sign up here
Tues, Oct 6, 7-8PM (not YVote affiliated)–Face the Facts: Election 2020 Town Hall. Sign up here
Wed, Oct 7, 6-7PM–“Why Vote: How You Can Make a Difference At and Beyond the Ballot Box” workshop for Covenant House, facilitated by Karla, Keyla, Michelle, Milena, and Yuleimy.
Wed, Oct 7, 9-10:30PM (not YVote affiliated)–Vice Presidential Debate
**Fri, Oct 9–Voter Registration closes in NYC (must be postmarked by this day)**
Tues, Oct 13, 5-7PM–Full YVote “Pizza” and Politics Forum
Sun, Oct 18, 5-6:30 PM–Vote By Design workshop for Civic Spirit, facilitated by Anna, Anthony, Autumn, Kamoya, and Lauren.
Wed, Oct 21, 5-6:30PM–The Right Side of the Aisle: What’s Up with Conservatism, facilitated by Frank Yang. Sign up here
Thurs, Oct 22, 5-6:30 PM–Workshop for YouthBridge-NY, facilitated by Anthony and Anna. Interested in facilitating? Email Sanda or signup here
TBD Oct–Workshop for teens from Queens Tech/Sunnyside Community Services (facilitated by Alexandra, Anna, Keyla, Michelle, Milena, and Yessii)
Sat, Oct 24–National Vote Early Day
**Sat, Oct 24-Sun, Nov 1–Early Voting
- Fri, Oct 23 at 5PM–YVote Facilitator Katrice Ramirez-Henry on Instagram Live with Solar One K-12 Green Design Lab
- Sat, Oct 24—March to the Polls. The march is bringing together activists from Plus 1 Vote, the Youth Climate Strikes, Black Lives Matter Movement, Sunrise Movement, Pride, Black Women’s March and more to vote early through four rallies: two in Manhattan (1 and 2PM), one in Brooklyn (10AM), and one in the Bronx (12:30). Eligible voters will march from our rallies straight to the polls to cast their ballots and vote early. More info and the time and location for each Rally here
- Mon, Oct 26, 7-8PM–Digital Activism workshop featuring Yessii with the Nassau Youth Council. Sign up here
- Tues, Oct 27, 5-7PM–YVote Peer Leaders Meeting at https://zoom.us/s/7569852746 (Password: YVote)
- Wed, Oct 28, 11-11:30AM–Recording of YVote on BronxNet Open–Halloween edition, airing Fri, Oct 30-Nov 1. Wed, Oct 28, 5-6:30 PM–Why Vote for Environmental Justice panel with Solar One featuring Karla, Katrice, Kekeli, Maisha, and Milena. Sign up here
- Thurs, Oct 29, 4-6PM (non YVote event)–Virtual Volunteer Voter Engagement Peer-to-Peer TextingOpportunity with Headcount/Public Advocate’s Office Coalition. Email [email protected] if you are interested
- Thurs, Oct 29, 5-6PM–I Can’t But You Can Vote panel featuring Yessii & reps from Galeo, Latino Community Fund, BronxNet) Register here
- Fri, Oct 30 at 6PM–YVote/DYCD Instagram Live on Youth Voting with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).
- Sat, Oct 31, 12-4PM. Trick or Treat for Democracy: A YVote Afternoon of Action. We’ll be reaching out to prospective voters through text, phone, social media and other creative medium
- Mon, Nov 2, 7-8PM. Advocacy in Government with the Nassau Youth Council. Sign up here
**Tues, Nov 3–Election Day (absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov 2 and received by Nov 10. Ballots can be dropped off IN PERSON at any polling place on Election Day]
- Wed, Nov 4, 5-6:30 PM–Right Side of the Aisle: What’s Up with Conservatism workshop facilitated by Frank Yang. Sign up here
- Wed, Nov 21, 5-6:30 PM--Intro to International Relations facilitated by Nuzhat Wahid. Sign up here
Political Actions You Can Participate In
Want to create your own Voter Registration page to recruit friends and classmates?
→ You can sign up to do so through My School Votes here
Want to Become a Poll Worker?
If you’re 17, a citizen, have a 2.5 GPA or over, and are interested in working on Election Day (and making $350 for the training and working 5AM-9PM), sign up ASAP to become a Poll Worker at https://studentpollworker.vote.nyc/
Want to write letters or postcards?
→ Sign up to send letters through Vote Forward. You can specify the number of voters you want to send letters to AND the states that you want to send letters to voters in. Note: printer is required unless you want to do a LOT of handwriting, and you also need to provide your own stamps and envelopes. Volunteers are asked to send all letters on Oct 17 at part of The Big Send–information here
→ Sign up to send postcards through Sunrise Movement here
Want to send texts?
→ Sign up to do text outreach to voters with the New York Immigration Coalition here
→ Sign up to text voters in Texas, Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado, and Montana to remind voters of their option to vote early and in Wisconsin and Florida to remind voters to turn in their absentee ballots.with Stand Up for America btw Oct 13-18 here
→ Sign up to help Get Out The Vote in Pennsylvania with Vote Save the People here
→Sign up to join the When We All Vote (cofounded by Michelle Obama!) Texting Team texting voters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9pm ET–You don’t have to text the entire time!. Sign up here
- Encourage voters to sign up for When We All Vote with a #VotingSquad to vote together at a mailbox or dropbox, vote together early, vote together at the polls, or vote together virtually. Sign up or get more information here
Want to send texts or make calls with Democracy NYC?
Want to call voters in Battleground States?
→ Sign up to Phone Bank with the ACLU here
→ Sign up with Swing Left here
Videos We Love:
- Kal Penn Approves this Message, Episode One: voting resources
- The Cast of Hamilton Doesn’t Want You To Give Up Your Shot This Election
- Whose Votes Count (a three part Vox/Netflix limited series, with three 25 minute episodes: The Right To Vote, Can You Buy An Election, and Whose Vote Counts
Helpful Links and Resources:
NYC Votes’s 2020 Voter Guide
Campus Election Engagement Project:
- Mail In/Absentee Ballot Info with state specific voting rules
- Nonpartisan Voter Guides
- Presidential NonPartisan Candidate Guide