THANK YOU to all the nonprofits who engaged with our #NonprofitsYesYouCan campaign and others like it. It’s one week past Election Day and the final votes are still being counted in several key elections across the US. It’s proof that every single vote matters. We also learned that efforts to get people to the polls made a real difference . . . more than 47% of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections; that’s the highest midterm turnout since 1966!
Across the country, people were clearly more interested and more enthusiastic about this election than for most midterms. In Florida, voters approved a constitutional amendment automatically restoring the right to vote to 1.4 million individuals with past felony convictions. Three states — Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah — voted to pass Medicaid expansion, which means 300,000 more low-income Americans will receive coverage. And, in Arkansas and Missouri, people voted to increase the minimum wage which will give raises to a combined total of 900,000 workers in the two states.
This is what happens when people carry out on their plan to vote. For some people it meant taking time from work and for others it meant braving bad weather to get to the polls. But they did it! Now, we don’t want you think your job is done. It’s not. This is just the beginning. Let’s keep the nonprofit momentum going into 2019 and 2020!
Get Out The Vote Resources