Voter to Voter is an innovative project in peer-to-peer advocacy. We have begun identifying Teams who will identify ten of their most engaged community members to nominate as ambassadors to the Voter to Voter program. Those ambassadors will connect with ten of their friends, family, and co-workers, and with the help of the Voter to Voter staff, will engage them in the importance of voting, cajoling, convincing, and helping them through the non-partisan steps of registration, education, and voting.
Partner organizations and Teams will be able to follow and assist their ambassadors towards the ultimate goal: a community of active, engaged voters who will in turn spread the importance of being engaged and being voters.
We are excited to work with our partners to make a real difference in our communities.
Non-partisan. That's right, we won't tell you who your voters should vote for. We won't push a partisan platform. We just want more people to vote. When more people vote, more people are represented in our representative democracy, and that's good.
Private. Because you're the one getting in touch with your voters, we don't have any of their contact information. And we pledge to use your contact info only for this project. We do use the public voter records available from the Secretary of State, but that's what the campaigns do, too. The difference is, we're giving you the tools.
Effective. In our first pilot trial during the general election in 2018, our voters turned out at 82%! The state of Kansas turned out at 56%. And it gets better. Infrequent voters voted statewide at 33%. In Voter to Voter, they came out at 75%!
Join us! If your organization, be it an advocacy group, a PTA, a church, a neighborhood business alliance, a small business with a strong community, a home owner's association, a book club, an activist clique, or whoever you are, if you are interested in creating a new culture of voting, get in touch with us!
- Get in touch with us about Voter to Voter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 649-3326
The Be a Voter initiative is a project of the MainStream Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing the political engagement of Kansas citizens.
Be a Voter is a non-partisan effort to increase voter engagement, with the ultimate goal of increasing voter turnout in political elections. With primary and municipal election turnout hovering around 10%, there is a great need to have more citizen voices represented in government. One out of ten voters are making decisions for the other nine.
We have engaged in non-partisan canvassing, phone-banking, and mailing. In the summer and fall of 2016, we supported a dozen interns who took to the streets of Johnson County to meet voters in their homes, at events, even waving signs on street corners on election day. They visited Topeka, met with legislators and other elected officials, and learned what it takes to put the boots on the ground. And they made a difference. Our data suggested that GOTV efforts had an impact on the races where our efforts were placed.
In 2018, we made several efforts to increase voter engagement by building a culture of voting around the people you know. Conversations about the importance of voting with friends, family, and neighbors, with peers and with people in the community, have been shown to lead to greater engagement and turnout. In 2019, we are expanding our wildly successful Voter to Voter project, and continuing to inform Kansans about the importance of voting.
Explore our site, our current projects, and help yourself to our voting information. Feel free to ask us questions about voting in Kansas. Sign our voting pledge, and make a plan to vote.
Then, do more than vote. Get involved with your friends and family, with on of our projects, or in your community to get out the vote. Because this is how you make a difference.
Thank you for voting.