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Introductory Email to Study Abroad Directors and Program Staff

Dear [Study Abroad Director/Contact Name],

I am writing you today about encouraging your fall-semester Study Abroad students to vote in the 2018 US midterm elections! Our goal is to include voter registration information in students’ orientation materials.

Working through VotefromAbroad.org, we offer non-partisan voter registration and ballot request so you can easily provide your students the unique experience of voting abroad in this year’s elections. The midterms are November 6th and ballots are sent out about 40 days before the election, so fall orientation is a good time to remind students to register to vote.

How it works:

  • We provide materials to be included in orientation materials, outlining voter registration and ballot request steps.

  • We provide posters and flyers (ready to print), sample emails, and sample Facebook posts to help you communicate the action to your students.

  • We are a resource for you and your students. We can answer questions and provide information related to voting in the midterms from abroad.

One of the great advantages of Study Abroad is that students develop a new appreciation of American democracy, and why their right to vote is fundamental to that enterprise. We want to make sure their right to vote is not lost in the exciting and overwhelming transition to life abroad.

Please let me know if this sounds interesting to you. Thank you for considering working with us. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Sincerely,

[Your Name/Contact Information]

www.votefromabroad.org

Follow Up Email to Study Abroad Directors and Program Staff (after introductory phone call or meeting)

Dear [Study Abroad Director/Contact Name],

Thank you for making time to speak with me about encouraging your fall-semester Study Abroad students to vote in the 2018 US midterm elections! Below is additional information about Vote from Abroad.

Working through VotefromAbroad.org, we offer non-partisan voter registration and ballot request so you can easily provide your students the unique experience of voting abroad in this year’s elections. The midterms are November 6th and ballots are sent out about 40 days before the election, so fall orientation is a good time to remind students to register to vote.

How it works:

  • We provide materials to be included in orientation materials, outlining voter registration and ballot request steps.

  • We provide posters and flyers (ready to print), sample emails, and sample Facebook posts to help you communicate the action to your students.

  • We are a resource for you and your students. We can answer questions and provide information related to voting in the midterms from abroad.

One of the great advantages of Study Abroad is that students develop a new appreciation of American democracy, and why their right to vote is fundamental to that enterprise. We want to make sure their right to vote is not lost in the exciting and overwhelming transition to life abroad.

Would you like to be our partner in registering US students to vote? If so, lets make a plan to communication with your students!

Thank you again for considering working with us. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

[Your Name/Contact Information]

www.votefromabroad.org



Introduction Email to Local Study Abroad Program in German

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mein Name ist xxx xxxx und ich bin US-amerikanischer Staatsbürger, der in Deutschland lebt. Ich engagiere mich freiwillig bei der internationalen Organisation Vote from Abroad.

Vote from Abroad ist eine überparteiliche Organisation, die allen Amerikanern im Ausland dabei hilft, sich zu registrieren und ihre Briefwahl zu beantragen, da dies für Auslandsamerikaner etwas komplexer sein kann.

Viele amerikanische Studierende, die sich in Deutschland aufhalten, wissen gar nicht, dass sie wählen dürfen. Wir haben durch unsere unparteiischen Informationsangebote schon viele Mitbürger beim Wählen unterstützen können und haben großes Interesse daran, dies auch für amerikanische Studierende an Ihrer Hochschule anzubieten.

Momentan befinden wir uns in der Vorbereitungsphase und suchen für unser Service den richtigen Ansprechpartner an Ihrer Hochschule.

Falls ich bei Ihnen an der falschen Stelle bin, würde ich um eine Weiterleitung dieser Nachricht an die zuständige Kollegin/den zuständigen Kollegen bitten.

Bei Rückfragen stehe ich Ihnen jederzeit gerne zur Verfügung. Ich danke schon jetzt für Ihre Unterstützung!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Xxx xxxx

Vote from Abroad Student Outreach Team

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