Get involved with Election 2020: Opportunities from Community Partners
By Chloe Hwang, CCAR Student Projects Coordinator
We know a lot of Pace students are excited about Election 2020 and want to get more involved! Check out the below volunteer and job opportunities from our non-partisan community partners! And as always, contact CCAR’s Vote Everywhere Ambassadors at firstname.lastname@example.org with any election related questions!
Power to the Polls
America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all. You will be paid with a check for a day’s worth of work. In some case, poll working may be voluntary and not paid.
Home of The Big Send campaign. Vote Forward is calling on your help to send 10 million handwritten letters to fellow citizens. Join the campaign to write heartfelt letters to Americans encouraging voter turnout in the November elections. It takes two minutes and one stamp, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. A concrete action you can take, no matter where you live, to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens to the polls.
When We All Vote
When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American. When We All Vote organized 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
AOC’s Homework Help Program
Due to the recent school closing situation, the city has delayed school openings, and many families are struggling with virtual learning and homework. As a result, Congresswoman AOC is offering a free virtual program for families withing the neighborhood in need of homework support. Pace student can volunteer as a phonebank worker reaching out to possible tutors or as a virtual tutor (18+). If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Alex Kennedy at email@example.com or Gia Plaza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHCI is inviting full-time Latino undergraduate students who want to learn and experience the ins and outs of our nation’s federal legislative process while working in a congressional office. This opportunity is open to all majors including STEM, health, business, journalism, and others. Now more than ever, we need the knowledge and drive of our passionate leaders. This is a paid virtual position!
Fair Ballot Project
FBP is looking for interns that want to make social change and work with a team of individuals that want to inspire and help the community. This internship will be completed virtually, with team meetings each week. Interns have the opportunity to work in specific groups (social media, press, candidate, and partner teams, website) that each engage directly to promote education, awareness, and legislative action.
AP Election Night
Starting with the week of October 19 you will assist with election night tabulation of the upcoming General Election. This is a paid opportunity, people will work remotely and need a Windows 10 or MAC computer. Paid training will take place during the last week of October. Contact Beth Bay for details: email@example.com