Black Voices Change Lives

Commit to vote

Pledge, plan, and prepare to vote, all in one place. At local, state, and national levels, your vote can help make history and save lives.

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Ways to get Involved

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Text Your Neighbors

Contact 10 infrequent voters in your community from a list that we’ll send you.

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Call Voters Near You

Use our simple online tool that connects you to people in your area.

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Legal Protection for Voters

Have legal expertise? Help us protect voters’ rights. Work with our Election Protection hotline.

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Protect Our People at the Polls

Help voters feel safe on Election Day. We’ll provide training.

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No-Contact Canvassing

Leave NAACP voting materials on your neighbors’ doors.

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A State of Emergency.

COVID-19 has hit Black communities with the highest death rate.

According to a recent poll, a majority of Black Americans believe that elected officials have failed us.

It is not enough to vote in 2020. We must also remind others of what’s at stake and urge them to use their power at the ballot box.

 

2020 Black Battleground States

Black voter turnout in these 12 states could decide the 2020 presidential election.

Are you in one? We need your help.

Volunteers from all states are welcome. You can talk with infrequent Black voters in your area.

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  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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2020 Black Battleground States

Black voter turnout in these 12 states could decide the 2020 presidential election.

Are you in one? We need your help.

Volunteers from all states are welcome. You can talk with infrequent Black voters in your area.

Learn More About Black Battleground States

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the time commitment for volunteers?

    Your time commitment can range from a few minutes to a few hours per week. It depends on your interest and what kind of work you volunteer to do.

    Activity will pick up as Election Day approaches.

  • Is it safe to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic?

    Yes, we are taking care to ensure that volunteering activities meet CDC guidelines.

    If you’re calling and/or texting voters, you can work safely from your home.

    If you are volunteering outside your home, your training will cover how to help out safely during the pandemic.

  • What tools and resources does the NAACP have for volunteers?

    Visit our volunteer resources page for a training video, a PowerPoint, and more. Depending on your role, we’ll provide other resources, including:

    • Additional training videos or meetings
    • Talking points to motivate voters
    • Online tools that make it easy to call and text your community
    • Call center number to refer voters to (or to call if you have questions)

    You’ll also have:

    • Opportunities to connect with other volunteers and share ideas
    • Support from your local NAACP branch
  • What’s the benefit of signing up now instead of closer to Election Day on November 3?

    We’re planning ahead so we can increase turnout among Black voters as much as possible.

    We can offer training and support to leaders like you in the months leading up to the election.

  • What positive difference can I make by talking to people I don’t know?

    Our voices must be heard. We want everybody in our community to participate in the election and we need your help in leading people to do so.

    By talking with Black voters, you can increase turnout and make our voices heard at the ballot box.

    You will have a lot in common with the voters on your list, including the hope for a better future, for equal economic opportunity, and for a society without racial discrimination.

  • Can I volunteer if I do not identify as Black?

    Yes, you are welcome to volunteer with us.

    Our goal is to increase Black community participation. We welcome everyone’s participation that supports that goal.

  • Where can I go for more information?

    Our volunteer website has additional information.

    We also have a call center at 1-888-984-2510 (Mon – Fri) in case you have questions.

  • Can I volunteer if I’m not a NAACP member?

    Yes, we welcome volunteers who are not currently NAACP members.

Contact Us

Questions about volunteering?

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1-888-984-2510
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