Elections 2018

It's a busy time in Minnesota politics!  

It is essential that nonprofits make sure we're doing our part in supporting the work to build and deepen community power. We are all stronger when our democracy is strong. 

We are stronger when communities are using their voice and power to shape and change the systems that impact them every day -- especially communities that have been historically disenfranchised and silenced. Read ways nonprofits can build power

Resources for Nonprofits 

Post 2018 Election Analysis 
Join MCN's public policy team on November 8 at 11 a.m. as we share our analysis on what the midterm elections mean for nonprofits and the community we partner with. We'll also share resources to help your organization build effective relationships with new elected officials and their staff. Register for the briefing today! 

Election Day Voter Hotline 
The Minnesota Disability Law Center is staffing a free state-wide hotline for voters and others to call for information and advocacy regarding voting. This includes problems that people may be having at the polls. 

Election Outreach Materials (Free!)
The Pledge to Vote program provides your nonprofit with everything needed to register eligible voters and encourage those who are already registered to turn out and vote. When you sign up, you'll receive educational materials (stickers, window clings, and more!) and each voter you engage will reach a postcard or text message in November. Materials are available in multiple languages. Order your materials today! 

Election Calendar 
MCN hosts a nonprofit election calendar where you can find information about public forums, debates, and community events with legislators -- all the places nonprofits can be engaged to educate, inform, and question candidates. Check out the calendar below! 

Nonprofit Elections Twitter Chat 
In September and October, MCN held three Twitter Chats focused on engaging nonprofits in the elections. 
A Twitter Chat is like a panel-based Q&A session. The moderator posts a series of time-limited questions and the panelists respond. Topics included voter education, voter registration, and engaging candidates. Search #NPVoterChat on Twitter to see the conversations. 

Key dates your organization can use to start planning: 

Last day to vote early: November 5
General Election Day: November 6 
And, of course, 2020 Census: April 1, 2020 

Join us post-election for the Annual Conference in November where we'll gather to understand what happened and what's next for nonprofits and government partnerships in the new political environment. 

If you would like an event added to the calendar, contact Taylor Putz.



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