Let America Vote Expands Organizing Program, Sponsors House Parties Nationwide

Let America Vote this week is ramping up its organizing program to allow volunteers to engage in field activism remotely. This Saturday, Let America Vote will organize and sponsor more than 25 house parties across the country where new and seasoned activists will meet to discuss how to engage in the fight for voting rights locally and nationally.

“The ‘Blue Wave’ is not a weather event — it’s a force we can create through hard work and activism in all parts of the country,” Let America Vote President Jason Kander said. “You can play a crucial role in protecting voting rights whether you live in a purple state, a bright red district or a Democratic stronghold on the coast. At Let America Vote, we’re making sure that if you want to pitch in, there’s an opportunity for you to have a meaningful impact.”

Let America Vote recently established field offices in five states: Iowa, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire and Tennessee. The distributed organizing program extends the reach of Let America Vote into states without a field office.

At least 25 Let America Vote house parties will be held this Saturday, May 19, in cities across the country, including Palo Alto, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Lansing, Mich.; Gadsden, Ala.; and Portland, Maine.

Jason Kander will address all the parties via video conference, and Let America Vote will provide activists at the gatherings with resources explaining various ways to participate in the fight for voting rights, including helping others register to vote, tracking voter suppression legislation and engaging with local media to advance a pro-democracy message.

Let America Vote is using the digital organizing tool Hustle, a relationship platform that facilitates person-to-person contact, to help with organizing. Hustle has been used to send out invites, track RSVPs and connect activists for the purposes to holding events like house parties.