About The Campaign

About the Campaign

I VOTE BECAUSE.... IS A NON-PARTISAN CAMPAIGN TO REGISTER VOTERS and GET OUT THE VOTE IN 2020

Voter turnout was grim: more than 200 million Americans were eligible to vote in 2016 but only 59% made it to the polls.  The 2014 midterm election registered historically low turnout at just 37%. For democracy to thrive, we the people need to exercise our right to vote and make our voices heard. WE CHANGED THAT IN 2018, WHERE MORE PEOPLE VOTED IN THE MIDTERMS SINCE THE 1960’s.

In 2018, I vote because… promoted voter registration and voter turnout in communities with historically low numbers by displaying portraits By Janette Beckman of everyday citizens and their “I Vote Because…” quotes on  over 15 billboards and 25 buses and in houses of worship, schools, and community centers around the country. 

It's important for every American to vote. I Vote Because... efforts are focused on areas where people from all parties feel their votes are most pivotal in 2020-- I Vote Because… will be coming to College campuses AND COMMUNITIES NEAR YOU.

 THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

 

Partners

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PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a non-profit organization based in New York City that uses visual storytelling and education to inspire global attitude and policy changes.

PROOF brings together photographers, documentarians, journalists, academics, students, and activists to create photo exhibitions, publications, and educational workshops that document social injustices and empower people to act. Our exhibits and workshops aim to engage the broader public in conversations about human rights, peace, and justice through moving firsthand testimonies and powerful photo narratives.

 
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The League of Women voters  has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy since 1920. 

The League of Women Voters engage millions of voters every year ensuring Americans have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future.

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Spread The Vote obtains government-issued photo IDs for eligible voters. They are building a scaleable and sustainable way to help voters get the IDs they need for jobs, housing, voting, and more 365 days a year PLUS election day.

 
 

 

Other partners include TOKY, Wisconsin Voices, and The City of Milwaukee.