As a volunteer with the NAACP Civic Engagement Program, you will help increase Black voter turnout in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election. You will contact up to 20 infrequent voters before Election Day, January 5, 2021.
From December 14, 2020 through December 31, 2020
How Much Time
You choose based on your availability — from a few minutes to a few hours per week
The Georgia runoff elections will decide the future of America.
The NAACP will provide the names, phone numbers, and addresses of infrequent Black voters in your community.
As a volunteer, you’ll call and/or text voters on your list and urge them to use their power at the ballot box.
You’ll have access to these resources:
- Talking points to motivate voters
- Call center to refer voters to (or to call if you have questions)
- Tools that make it easy to text your community
You can volunteer on your own or collaborate with other activists.
Find your local NAACP unit here.
Questions about volunteering?
You and the voters you mobilize are particularly crucial to making Black voices heard at the ballot box.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment for volunteers?
You can choose based on your availability. We’re counting on you to contact as many of the people on your list as you can. We want the voters on your list to get reminders from you to vote, which will help ensure people in our communities vote and that our voices are heard in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election on January 5, 2021.
Is it safe to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic?
Yes, you can call and text the people on your personalized list of voters from the comfort of your home.
Why was I asked to volunteer for this program?
We reached out to people who vote regularly and/or who take active roles in their communities. We believe that you can help increase Black voter turnout in the upcoming runoff election for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
How did you choose the people on my list?
We looked at Georgia’s publicly available voter file and selected Black voters from our communities who are registered to vote, but vote less often, and can benefit from reminders to vote and conversations about the importance of voting.
Why should I talk about voting with people I don’t know?
We want everybody in our community to participate in the election, and we need your help reminding and encouraging people to vote. 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.
What should I say?
We’ve included an example of a text and phone script for you to start with, but feel free to add to it, change it, or say what you want to say. If you contact the voters on your list more than once, your impact may be greater. Your last contact should be in the three days leading up to or on January 5, 2021.
What if I do not identify as Black or some of the people on my list do not identify as Black?
Our method of selecting potential volunteers, and people who are registered to vote but vote less often, casts a wide net and will include some individuals who do not identify as Black. While this program is focused on increasing Black voter turnout, it’s an inclusive program, and we’re inviting all volunteers who receive this letter to participate and to contact all of the names on their lists.
Where can I go for more information?