Voter outreach and engagement before the November midterm elections are critical. Join UUCF’s UU the VOTE team to write as many letters as possible through Vote Forward’s letter-writing campaign. Help the team meet its goal of 1000+ letters. All congregants are encouraged to participate.
- Go to https://votefwd.org/ and create an account. You will get an email saying you are approved and giving you a link.
- Select a campaign, either social or political. Select how many letters you plan to write (minimum is 5) and print the letters.
- You will need a blue pen or other non-black color, envelopes and stamps.
- Read the instructions about “What Should I Write?” Letters must be nonpartisan, cannot mention a candidate and are most effective when requesting voters to take action (vote!) with positive, heartfelt, personal stories. Do not assume voters agree with you on issues. Here are some useful information and examples.
- Because younger voters may not read cursive, printing is suggested. All letters are to be handwritten.
- The address for each recipient will be printed on the bottom of the letter. Please make sure your letter and envelope match. Make sure to write the recipient’s name on the salutation line next to “Dear … .”
- For return address, use your first name, last initial and write Vote Forward underneath.
- As you complete letters, mark them as “prepared” on the Vote Forward website and put them away in a safe place and consider printing and writing more. The mailing date is Sat., Oct. 29. Remember to go back to Vote Forward and mark your letters as “mailed” on Oct. 29.
- Contact Marcia Tugendhat, 512-633-9523, with questions or if you need help. Please let her know how many letters you have written, information that can be used to motivate other letter writers.