Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW!

AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!

AAUW staff were super excited to get out the vote on Election Day!

November 08, 2016

Today, Election Day, AAUW staff — almost 100 people — made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women in the battleground state of Ohio. By 2 p.m., we had made almost 1,000 calls. For some staffers it was their first time phone banking, and some called more than 100 people. These calls were a continuation of the AAUW Action Fund’s It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign, which aims to turn out millennial women voters, a group that is often underrepresented at the polls.

As AAUW Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy Lisa Maatz said, “At AAUW, we’ve always believed that when women vote, we change the conversation. Candidates know they need women’s votes to win, so we have a real chance of driving the discussion on the issues we care about. But that conversation is only influenced by those who actually show up at the polls. That’s why we’re reminding women that their vote is their voice and to make it heard today!”

It’s Policy Intern Aditi Dinakar’s first time voting in a presidential election! She’s ready to share her excitement by telling others about the importance of voting.

It’s Policy Intern Aditi Dinakar’s first time voting in a presidential election! She’s ready to share her excitement by telling others about the importance of voting.

Program Manager Jessica Kelly was excited when we called our 1,000th voter in Ohio.

Program Manager Jessica Kelly was excited when we called our 1,000th voter in Ohio.

Sr. Website Manager Peggy Woods Clark takes the time to notify Ohio voters of their polling location and hours on Election Day.

Sr. Website Manager Peggy Woods Clark takes the time to notify Ohio voters of their polling location and hours on Election Day.

Alli VanKanegen not only rocks polka dots, she rocks the vote. Getting out the vote that is.

Alli VanKanegen not only rocks polka dots, she rocks the vote. Getting out the vote that is.

We’re in the homestretch! Grassroots Advocacy Manager Elizabeth Holden organized the phonebanking efforts as she also aided AAUW branches in their own GOTV events over the course of the election season.

We’re in the homestretch! Grassroots Advocacy Manager Elizabeth Holden organized the phonebanking efforts as she also aided AAUW branches in their own GOTV events over the course of the election season.

Amy Becker By:   |   November 08, 2016

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