Action #4 - 5 Actions for a Safe and Fair Election: Raise Funds for Election Operations
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- Election officials lack the necessary resources to keep poll workers and voters safe from COVID-19 during in-person voting. Funds are needed to supply personal protective equipment for poll workers such as masks, gloves and sneeze guards, and disposable pens at each polling site.
- So far, the federal government has allocated $400 million to emergency election resourcing. An estimated total of $4 billion is needed. The private sector needs to step in and encourage congress to properly fund the voting process and can also help supply funds directly in order for our elections to run smoothly.
- Encourage employees, clients, and consumers to reach out to your U.S. Senator through Issue One Action to advocate for additional funding for election support in the next round of federal aid.
- Create an employee match donations campaign to encourage employees to donate and amplify impact, and direct corporate dollars to election resourcing.
- Donate funds raised to the National Vote at Home Institute for distribution to high risk and high priority counties.
RESOURCES & PARTNERS
- Issue One Action
- What it is: Issue One Action launched their Make Voting Safe campaign to pressure Congress to give states adequate resources for a safe, secure election in November.
- What to do: Connect with their Legislative Affairs team to learn how you can help advocate for election support funding from Congress.
- Vote at Home
- What it is: The National Vote at Home Institute (NVAHI) works with election officials in optimizing their administration processes and governing laws for both mail ballot and in-person voting methods. We partnered with NVAHI to form the Election Support Corps, a collection of MBA student fellows working in key states to help ensure a safe, fair election.
- What to do: Donate to NVAHI to fuel their election support work, which includes providing grants to state and local jurisdictions for election needs.
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