Voting Rights and Voter Registration Resources for Faith Communities
The National Benevolent Association offers two resources for communities of faith to learn about their voting rights and to take action by registering and voting in U.S. elections.
Below, please find a webinar featuring a diverse and experienced panel of faith leaders and civil rights activists entitled, "Voting Rights and the U.S. Elections: Are You Ready?"
Also available is a 42-page PDF resource called "Voting Rights and Registration Resource for Faith Communities." This guide provides historical insight to voting rights in the U.S. along with helpful tips and tools to engage your congregation and community in registering to vote. Included in the PDF are overviews of voting rights laws in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to download the guide.
Watch the Webinar
- Poor People's Campaign: Voting Is Power Unleashed video; Votar Es Ejercer Poder seminario web.
Election Protection — The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works so all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend your right to vote. We also maintain voter assistance hotlines in multiple languages to connect voters with trained, legal assistance. Hotlines:
- 866-OUR-VOTE English, administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA Spanish, administered by the NALEO Educational Fund
- 888-API-VOTE Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, administered by APIAVote & AAJC
- 844-YALLA-US Arabic language hotline administered by Arab American Institute
- Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC) — https://www.searac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UPDATED-SEARAC-2020-Voter-Guide_ENGLISH.pdf
- NAKASEC — Civic engagement is a core strategy to building community power. NAKASEC affiliates coordinate year-round, integrated voter engagement programs where they register, educate, and mobilize thousands of voters every election year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Voice for Refuge — www.voiceforrefuge.org/resource-hub/2020-voting-guide-civic-engagement-tools/
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) — Language rights in voting multilingual fact sheets.
- Univision's Vote With Me resources (in Spanish and English):
- Movimiento Hispano — Movimiento Hispano es un proyecto de Latinos for Democracy (LFD) orientado a aumentar la participación cívica de los latinos y la participación electoral, especialmente frente a los dos eventos principales que marcarán los próximos años de nuestras comunidades: Las elecciones de 2020 y el Censo 2020. Latinos for Democracy es una coalición conformada por Hispanic Federation (HF), The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) y League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Para más información, visite www.hispanicfederation.org o llame a nuestra línea de asistencia al (866) HF-AYUDA.
- Voto Latino — votolatino.org/get-ready/
- Black Voters Matter Fund Voting Toolkit — blackvotersmatterfund.org/vote/
- BET's #ReclaimYourVote Campaign — First-ever National Black Voter Day on September 18, 2020: bet.com/news/national/2020/07/26/bet-national-black-voter-day.html
- NAACP Civic Engagement Programs: blackvoiceschangelives.org/naacpcommittovote/ and naacp.org/campaigns/fighting-for-democracy/
- Racial Equity Tools — racialequitytools.org/plan/issues/voting