POWER Get Out the Vote Campaign

 Our congregation is a participating member of POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild), an interfaith organization focused on advocating for building communities of opportunity that work for all.  In this election season, getting out the vote is the key initiative and POWER is focused on reaching out to infrequent voters to get them to the polls on November 6, 2018.  We have been asked to join in this effort in three ways:

  1. A Registration campaign that includes making sure everyone we know is registered to vote at the place they live and seeking out individuals who are not registered and helping them to get registered before October 9, 2018.
  2. A Get Out the Vote Campaign including:
  • Securing a Commitment to vote from all members and associates of Old First Reformed UCC.
  • Hosting phone banks where we will be calling people who are considered infrequent voters and engaging them in areas of concern such as education, healthcare, employment, housing, and immigration and explaining how voting impacts these areas and hopefully getting a commitment to vote on November 6, 2018.

We are holding phone banks on the following dates and times and asking that you sign up to participate in at least one of these:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30p

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00p

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30p

Saturday, October 27, 2018 noon to 2:00p

The phone bank team will be provided a script and resources to engage in a nonpartisan conversation with potential voters (a brief training will be provided at the beginning of the session).

We will be providing access to internet voter registration or paper registration forms for Pennsylvania on Sunday, before and after worship.  You can also sign up for a phone bank session by contacting Beth Walker at 267-254-1988 (call or text) or calling the church office.

Thank you for participating in this work that is important to democracy and a way of making sure that our voices are heard.