As we edge closer and closer to Election Day on November 3, folks across the country are heading out to the polls to cast their votes and let their voices be heard. And although there are many things about this election that make it different from those of years past, one thing remains the same: as Americans, we have the right and the responsibility to use our vote to build a better society for ourselves and our neighbors.
We know that while voting is powerful and important, our civic duties don’t end there. So today, we’re bringing you five ways that you can get involved in local elections, increase voter participation where you live, and boost civic engagement in your community. In doing so, you’ll be helping yourself and your neighbors build the habit of becoming lifelong civic doers!
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ioby is a finalist in the Feast’s Rev Up Change! The Feast, in partnership with NBC Universal is awarding a $25,000 prize and speaking opportunity at the 2013 Feast Conference to an innovative project that creates social change in the community.
We really, really want to win. The prize will help even more ioby project leaders to bring their ideas to life, making neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable. To win, we need your help! Can you help us?
To vote, follow these three easy steps.
Step 2: Click on one of the icons
You’ll use Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn or Yahoo to sign in. You’ll need to enter in your login (don’t worry, they won’t use it for anything other than counting your vote).
Step 3: Vote
Once you sign in, you’ll see a big, pink button “VOTE FOR THIS PROJECT.” Click on it.
That’s it! You’ll see a pop-up box that says thank you. And if you can share it on Facebook and Twitter to get more people to vote, that would be amazing. The best part is that you can vote every single day. The more people that vote everyday, the better chance we have to win. If you can take 15 seconds each day to vote for us, we will love you forever. Voting ends March 15.
Thank you so much – your support means the world to us!!