Growing community is a key element in our work to get out the vote. To help make that happen, we're promoting increasing diversity in the events you organize, and the events you partner in.
Make a checklist
Putting together a checklist of interest groups makes it easy to see where you can stretch to for new events. Here are a few ideas to start with:
Twenty somethings Entrepreneurs
Families with kids
Environment Voter Protection
Reach out to Partners
You don't have to organize lots of events to do lots of outreach. Luckily there other groups already organizing. Keep your checklist in mind and start reaching out to groups who might be running events that correspond to your list.
Partner and event examples Each of the groups often run events that attract Americans interested in their offerings. Sign up for their newsletters, and talk to their organizers about how you can add DA to the mix.
English language universities: seminars, speaker series, lectures, etc
The American Center at US embassies: seminars, lectures, concerts etc that match topics
Left-leaning organizations like PAGE, Moms in Action, etc: letter writing, rallies, marches, etc
Women's clubs: US speakers, movies, book discussions, etc
English language cultural groups: Theater, political movies
English language children’s organizations: Theater, holiday events, etc
Use your webpage, email and facebook to advertise, even partner events. Just don’t email spam.
The One Constant
Make sure voter registration is always on the agenda. Set up a VR table, hand out postcards, make Votefromabroad.org a visible constant.