Resources for Civic Engagement from an Intersectional Lens

Red white and blue resources for civic engagement graphicThe Dayle McIntosh Center would like to provide additional resources to the community for the November 2020 general election. These resources and activities can be utilized by any member of the community regardless of their voting eligibility. 

1. Volunteer for a campaign.
a. Democratic:
Biden/Harris Phone Banking
Mobilize Democrats
Orange County Democrat Volunteer

b. Republican:
Republican Phone Banking
CA Republican Volunteer
Orange County Republican Volunteer

c. Green Party:
Green Party
Green Party Volunteer

d. Libertarian Party
Libertarian Party
Libertarian National Committee

2. Help someone to access information in their language.
a. Voter information guides can be requested in 10 languages. To request a voter guide in an alternative language, you can call (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
b. Quick guide information featuring an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is available in a 12 videos series at ASL Quick Voting Guide

3. Provide transportation to help people get to a vote center.
If someone you know has difficulty getting to a polling place, you can help them get there
a. To find out where vote centers are in your area, click on the following link:
OC Vote Map
OC Pop-Up Voting

4. Call your elected officials.
Even if you did not vote for them, you have a right to call, email, write a letter, send a Tweet, or post on their Facebook page and let them know what you think of the issues.
a. To find information on your elected officials, click on the link:
Elected Officials

5. Connect with your community.
a. Join a local action or peaceful protest for a cause you believe in.
b. Search for Facebook groups or events.
c. Search for hashtags on social media platforms.

6. Start an initiative to get your measure on the ballot.
Many laws are created from ballot measures.
a. Click on the following for more information on Ballot Measures.

7. Vote with your wallet.
Every purchase you make is a chance to vote with your wallet. As an informed member of the community, it is important to do research and support businesses that have the same morals as you do.
a. Does the company hire people with disabilities? Do they test the product on animals? Is it a local business?

8. Get involved in online discussions about the issues you are passionate about.
a. Use social media to follow people or groups that educate the community on important issues.
b. If the group is centered on employment, help them to understand the disability point of view.

9. Encourage eligible voters to vote.
a. Provide information about polling places, important dates, key ballot propositions, how to register,
b. Provide friendly reminders, using multiple means of communication (social media, text, phone).

For more information, please reach out to our Systems Change Advocate, Bhumit Shah, at 714-621-3300 ext. 334 or by email at bshah@daylemc.org.


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