Foot Soldiers for Democracy - Unity Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment Campaign
About Foot Soldiers for Democracy
Foot Soldiers for Democracy is a national coalition of youth-led organizations and campaigns co-convened by Black Youth Vote! and Common Cause. The members include the National Action Network, Campus Camp Wellstone and IMPACT. Black Youth Vote! is a signature program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement.
Foot Soldiers for Democracy is implementing a college and community-based voter protection program that engages young adults to become voting rights advocates. We raise awareness of the voting changes and where necessary, help voters obtain a voter ID. Foot Soldiers foster the participation of young black men, and voters from other underrepresented communities, as poll workers or poll watchers during the 2012 election cycle.
How Can You Help?
Poll workers attend trainings with local election boards, identify problems and serve on Election Day. Poll watchers distribute voter education materials and serve as our eyes and ears on the ground. They submit incident reports to the Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE, and to the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Election Day Command Center. Poll watchers work with voters and election officials to resolve problems before the polls close.
Foot Soldiers for Democracy is currently active in seven states – Florida, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Sign-Up ONLINE to become a Poll Worker or Watcher
Download this form to become a Poll Worker
Text Vote4Justice to 69302
Follow us on Twitter! @BYVFootSoldiers
Please complete Poll Worker downloadable form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
10th Floor, Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20036