An Essential Role for Nonprofits
Why should your nonprofit get involved?
- It strengthens your nonprofit’s voice. Elected officials know who votes. They pay less attention to communities with low voter turnout.
In August 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed H.B. 589, the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), which makes several significant changes to North Carolina’s election laws. In June 2015, the General Assembly passed a number of other election law changes, some aimed at revising VIVA provisions. Because nonprofits are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, it is important that they provide accurate, nonpartisan information to their staff, volunteers, and those they serve about the election process.
Nonprofits are trusted in our communities, making us the ideal messengers to provide people with voter guides.
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