There is still time to engage candidates! One way to draw attention to the election is by engaging candidates. Our partners in Arizona, Massachusetts, and North Carolina have hosted forums and collected questionnaires. These events have attracted hundreds of attendees and have garnered responses from a wide range of candidates.
Engaging candidates on a nonpartisan basis shows future elected officials that our nonprofits are paying attention and that our communities vote. Interacting with candidates also gives members of our communities a chance to hear from the candidates about the issues that matter to them.
Although there may not be time to put together a candidate forum in the weeks that remain, there is still plenty your nonprofit can do.
- Invite candidates to your nonprofit or to an event you are hosting. Learn about hosting a candidate at your nonprofit with this factsheet on Candidate Appearances (Spanish).
- Comment on candidates and campaigns. Ensure your remarks stay nonpartisan by using this guide to Commenting on Candidates and Campaigns.
- Attend an event and ask a question. See other ways you can Work with Candidates on a Nonpartisan Basis (Spanish).
See all of our resources for nonprofits on how to engage candidates on a nonpartisan basis.