Election Day Less than 3 Weeks Away

October 12, 2004

Get Out The Vote
Only 20 days remain until Election Day. Now that you are registered to vote, it’s time to engage democracy and participate in this year’s election activities.

Vote Absentee or Vote Early
If you know you are not going to be able to vote in person on Election Day, be sure you have requested your absentee ballot or vote early in person. To vote absentee . To learn about voting early http://www.nass.org/electioninfo/laws&admin.htm.

Have Faith and Vote
Faithful Democracy’s "Have Faith and Vote" campaign includes advocacy resources, a covenant for people of faith to make pledges to get to the polls on Election Day, and a number of fun, interfaith, non-partisan materials, available to parishes for voter work this election year. Be sure to check out the “Have Faith and Vote” t-shirts and tote bags.

Covenant to Vote
The Faithful Democracy Faithful Voter Covenant urges people of faith to covenant with one another to register and vote on Election Day. The covenant emphasizes the religious nature of civic participation while providing a useful tool for parishes to encourage voters to go to the polls on Election Day! View the covenant at.

Protect the Vote
Voters across the United States will face many challenges when they show up to vote this year whether its adhering to new HAVA guidelines, new voting machine technology or voter disenfranchisement problems. One way you can ensure a fair and accurate election is by volunteering to be a poll worker or a poll monitor. Learn how at .

Earth Day Network’ Campaign for Communities
Join the Earth Day Network’s Get Out The Vote campaign on November 2. Volunteers will call newly registered voters to be sure they are registered properly and turn out to the polls. To sign up, contact Helen Rose as (202) 518-0044 x206 or rose@earthday.net.

Call to Faithful Decision Weekend
In the two weeks preceding the November 2004 elections, please join The Interfaith Alliance Foundation in reminding people of faith that personal religious beliefs can and should find public expression through thoughtful and prayerful involvement in the electoral process. To participate in Call To a Faithful Decision Weekend, please send your name, name of parish, faith tradition, address, and email address to Kim Baldwin kbaldwin@interfaithalliance.org or Jason Gedeik jgedeik@interfaithalliance.org (202.639-6370).

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