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#WhyWeVote: If you don’t vote, you don’t count!
Election Day - November 4 – this year will mark the first time in nearly 50 years voters go to the polls without some of the most critical protections of the Voting Rights Act. But we cannot let that stop us. We must use our vote to tell Congress that it must act to restore the Voting Rights Act.
#WhyWeVote: Economic Justice for All Americans
There are far too many hardworking Americans who work full-time and still find themselves either living in poverty, or just getting by. However, there are two policy changes that could address this situation and help America achieve economic justice: increasing the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work.
#WhyWeVote: Immigrants' Rights Matter
Election Day – November 4 – is a time to make your voice heard on issues like immigration reform. Despite overwhelming support for comprehensive immigration reform and Senate passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744) last year, the House of Representatives has failed to act.
Make your voice heard on a range of civil and human rights issues:
Want Some Help? A New Toolkit Just for You!
We are happy to share a new resource. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Grassroots Campaigns and Advocacy Toolkit can help develop the basic structure and strategies needed to plan and carry out an effective grassroots public education or advocacy campaign. This toolkit covers everything from developing strategy and fundraising, to event planning and grassroots advocacy.
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Grassroots Organizing Resources
- Grassroots Tool Kit: This toolkit provides information on a myriad of effective mechanisms you can use in your local or state community to educate and empower individuals in your community, develop a strong coalition of activists, and get your voice heard in Congress to help impact the history of civil and human rights for all people today.
- Grassroots Organizing During a Congressional Recess: Tips for organizing when your member of Congress is back in the district during a congressional recess.
- Planning a Community Forum: A community forum can be anything from a statewide, highly publicized forum, to a discussion group with guest experts at a local meeting.
- Grassroots Action Steps: Four things you can do right now to learn more and take action in 2012
- Visiting Your Members of Congress at Their Local Offices
- Tips on Calling Your Member of Congress
Below are materials for a few of the issues we are currently organizing around. You can also visit the issues section of the website to learn about other civil rights issues.
D.C. Voting Rights
- D.C. Voting Rights Brochure (pdf): A printable brochure to let people know about the lack of voting representation in Washington, D.C.
- Learn more about D.C. voting rights
- Media Diversity Matters: A Media Justice Activist Tool Kit
- Learn more about media and telecommunications policy issues
- Let All Voices Be Heard: Restoring the Right of Workers to Form Unions - A Leadership Conference report
- Learn more about workers' rights