It’s Election Day in California, where CalNonprofits’ Vote with Your Mission campaign is officially underway! Last month, we described their efforts to achieve 100% participation among California’s nonprofit staff and volunteers in the 2012 June and November elections.
As of today, more than 100 nonprofits have already signed on! Organizations represent the diversity of California’s nonprofit community in terms of geography, size, community served, and type of services offered. They include direct social service providers, arts organizations, advocacy and policy groups, private foundations, and statewide and regional coalitions and associations. More than two dozen organizations have signed up as campaign co-sponsors, agreeing to reach out to at least 15 other nonprofits to encourage them to join the campaign.
Nonprofit VOTE serves as a campaign resource partner, providing nonpartisan voter registration and engagement materials and webinars to participants. We’re proud to support this type of leadership effort to bring nonprofit voter engagement into the mainstream. Just remember, you don’t have to be a California nonprofit to join the voter engagement movement or to encourage your affiliates to vote with your mission!