SEPTEMBER 2ND THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014
ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO GET OUT AND VOTE IS THROUGH HAND WRITTEN LETTERS.
NC WOMEN MATTER WILL ONCE AGAIN COORDINATE A STATEWIDE LETTERWRITING CAMPAIGN SHARING WITH WOMEN WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THE UP COMING ELECTION AND URGING THEM TO VOTE.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT EFFORT.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A TOOL KIT WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF WOMEN IN YOUR REGION TO WHOM YOU CAN SEND LETTERS
BETTER YET, BRING A GROUP OF WOMEN TOGETHER AND HAVE A LETTERWRITING PARTY IN YOUR HOME OR FAVORITE MEETING PLACE.
The only thing we cannot do is nothing!
VOLUNTEER TO LETTER WRITE
Our letter writing campaign is spreading across the state.
Mary Klenz, one of the state-wide coordinators reports:
- Robbie M was the first letter writer to report back. She is a team of one, new to the NC mountains and likes the nonpartisan approach of NC Women Matter.
- Barbara K reported in from the east. She’s ready to go and already looking ahead to the September round of letters.
- Shelly from Raleigh says, “Keep up your great work!!!! I think efforts such as these do make a difference and I hope more women will know and realize they are needed.”
NC Women Matter is beginning its first major effort to inform women and increase the female vote in November 2012. All of the research tells us that direct, woman-to-woman contact is a highly effective, high-impact approach to increase female voter participation. We are starting our activity by initiating a woman-to-woman letter writing campaign. We need your help to send over 2500 letters to potential women voters across the state.
You can either organize a letter writing event with your friends or just write a bunch of letters yourself. NC Women Matter will provide you with a tool kit that includes a sample letter, talking points and the names and addresses of women who will need encouragement to vote.
If you have questions or run into problems, Mary Klenz and Peg Chapin of the League of Women Voters are coordinating the campaign and they will be happy to assist you. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The July letters are intended to stress issues and what is at stake in the November election. Letters in September will also stress issues and provide information about early voting. Letters at the end of October will urge women to get out and vote. Now is the time to step up and engage in this extremely important effort.
Remember, women make up just over 54% of the registered voters in this state and if they are informed on the issues and vote, good things will happen for women, children and families.