People who are homeless or facing eviction have more immediate concerns than the upcoming election. Unfortunately, low voter turnout among low-income and marginalized populations only perpetuates continued neglect by elected officials who make decisions that directly affect their access to a decent, affordable place to live.

The fact is, politicians pay attention to communities that vote. If we want elected officials to address issues of poverty, homelessness, and housing instability then we need to “voterize” the hundreds of thousands of Ohioans struggling with these issues.

COHHIO’s civic engagement program Ohio Votes is ready to help you mobilize the vote in your community. Nonprofit agencies that help Ohioans access stable housing, food and healthcare are trusted messengers in disenfranchised communities and are uniquely positioned to encourage their clients to engage in the democratic process.

Join us in helping underserved voters navigate the voter registration voting and election processes, and enhance their opportunities for civic engagement by partnering with Ohio Votes.

There are only a few weeks to go before National Voter Registration Week of Action September 20-26. Contact your local Ohio Votes regional liaison, who can connect interested volunteers to training and outreach opportunities, and help housing and social services nonprofits provide opportunities for voter registration and education.

We’re excited to work with you to get out the vote, because YOUR VOTE MATTERS.