Advocacy Tools: How AFJ Members are Ensuring Fair and Safe Elections

June 25, 2020

This June 25, 2020 webinar showcased how member organizations and our partners are advocating to expand vote by mail and absentee ballot policies, and how 501(c)(3)s can join the fight while staying within the rules for tax-exempt nonprofits. 

We are in an unprecedented moment in American history as we face three simultaneous crises: a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a reckoning with the racism embedded in our justice system and our country. Recent elections in Wisconsin and Georgia have already demonstrated that ensuring safe and fair elections is more important – and more at risk – than ever in these times. Vote by mail and expanding access to absentee ballots are critical measures to protect voting rights and democracy. 

Organizations across AFJ’s membership are fighting for fair and safe elections. On this webinar, we heard from Protect Our Vote, member organizations LCV and NARF, as well as our own Bolder Advocacy team to better understand what groups are doing to protect voters this election season, and what advocacy is permissible under IRS restrictions. 

If you missed the event or just want to watch it again, you can view it here:

Please find resources discussed on this webinar below:

AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy Resources

Native American Rights Fund  Resources

Declaration for American Democracy coalition

Voting Rights Lab: a campaign hub designed to supercharge the fight against voter suppression and transform our voting systems.