Welcome to American Voter! So what is it?
American Voter is a 100% non-partisan public service campaign of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, dedicated to educating current and future voters about the history and importance of the right to vote. The project is run and presented like a grass-roots political campaign. It relies on a strong social media presence, personal communication, and, most important of all, dedicated stake-holder participation (ABA-YLD Affiliates and young lawyers across the United States).
The centerpiece of the American Voter project is American-Voter.org. This website serves multiple roles in the project. Its primary role is to facilitate the implementation of American Voter in communities across the country by local affiliates and young lawyers. This is done through the “Go Packet” section which contains every resource that an affiliate would need to formally present any law-focused education project in a classroom or community gathering. Components include:
Streaming and downloadable versions of Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right, a 30 minute award-winning documentary produced by the Texas Young Lawyers Association which outlines the struggles of previous generations to guarantee the right to vote for all citizens;
The American Voter Roll-Out Guide – A comprehensive step-by-step written walk-through of how to organize and conduct a roll-out of American Voter, or any education-based legal public service project;
A streaming model roll-out of American Voter;
State-specific Push Cards, intended to serve as classroom handouts, providing information or voter registration, election day procedure, resources for disabled voters, and QR codes that when scanned provide additional information on American-Voter.org;
Streaming lectures on election law and topics from leading university, law school professors, and election experts; and
An activity guide that includes information on voting benchmarks in history, voting laws, and group activities such as mock debates and elections.
American-Voter.org will also feature a call to action that includes voter registration and poll-watcher volunteer information, streaming live presentations of American-Voter rollouts, social media interaction, a WordPress blog updated daily, and much more.
Take a moment to look around! If you have any questions, or would like to implement American Voter in your community, give us a call at 312-988-5611 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting American-Voter.org, and please remember to vote!
~ The ABA-YLD American Voter Committee