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Empower Voters in 2016!

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ABOUT US

We collaborate with our partners to help students and organizations empower voters in their community!

Our Vision

All social workers understand the important connection between civic participation and individual and community health, and include voter engagement as part of their professional practice.

Background

Frustrations with politicians and new barriers to voter participation have resulted in fewer citizens actually exercising their right to vote in recent elections.  Voter participation is particularly low among people with lower incomes and others served by social work agencies.  In his report, Why Voting Matters, McElwee documents how lower-income voters’ failure to vote has resulted in policies that favor the more affluent.  

Social workers, with their empowerment perspective, are in a position to help clients and other marginalized groups realize how to become politically empowered.  Using a nonpartisan approach, social workers can help people register to vote, become educated about voting processes, and actually vote.   

Voter Empowerment Campaign

Social work faculty, students, and practitioners  are now engaging new voters through the Voter Empowerment Campaign, using evidence-based curriculum materials as well as other resources both on campuses and in agencies. The Voter Empowerment Campaign, funded by the New York Community Trust, is a collaborative effort of Influencing Social Policy (ISP), the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), and the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work.

Key Resources

Benefits of Voting

Voting is a basic expression of power. This means that even the most underrepresented groups (young, low income, and persons of color) can have a voice. Learn about the benefits of voting and share this resource to encourage others to vote. Download slides it here.

Humphreys Institute

These resources are from the Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work. Download the Voter Engagement Webinar Slides here and the Culture of Voting Slides here.

More resources coming soon...

Students and faculty: we’ll have some great resources for you to start your very own voting campaign at your school or in your city!

Organizations: there will be some incredible resources for social work organizations who want to help more people vote in their communities.

Organizations Partnering with Us

These organizations care deeply about seeing all potential voters getting their voices hear.

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View all our partnering organizations here.

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Want to partner with us?

We’d love to join forces! Simply email us at info@votingissocialwork.org.

The Humphreys Institute

These are resources provided by the Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work.