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Voter Services Team Kicks Off Voter Initiative in Lead Up to the Election

Vote logo with check markThe week of July 6, the Voter Services Team, led by Board Director, Adena Ishii, met to discuss efforts to engage voters in the lead up to the election. The group is comprised of both veteran and new league members. One member even returned to the League after a 30 year hiatus from civic engagement. It is an exceptional group who will be focusing on how to register, educate, and engage voters, as well as get out the vote.

The meeting consisted of a preliminary introduction to the background of the League and Voter Services Team structure. The group then transitioned to brainstorming potential get out the vote initiatives, which are conducive to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the table are options for community partnerships, direct to voter initiatives, and online candidates forums. Factors for consideration include the effectiveness, cost efficiency, and ability to facilitate voter mobilization across the Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville area.

Not to be overlooked is the group’s desire to address concerns of turnout among underrepresented voters and mobilize participation within these communities. The local, state, and national Leagues are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and the Voter Services Team will be creating their plan using a DEI lens.

The meeting commemorates the kickoff to many great things that will come from the Voter Services Team in the less than 100 days until the November 3rd general election. If you’re interested in getting involved in this important election, email adena@lwvbae.org.

–Simelia Rogers

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