I’m going to let you in on a little secret about working in political communications. At the end of the day, it isn’t about crafting a hilarious tweet, responding with the perfect GIF, or taking the most beautiful photo. It’s about building a relationship with voters and giving them the information they need to get offline and cast a ballot — that’s it.
That’s why I’m excited to share a new digital series that we’ve been working on with you. We’re tapping into all the virtual organizing tools at our disposal — from social media and newsletters to text banks and Zoom meetings — and bringing voter education to our community.
Wondering what offices you’ll see on your ballot? HVC has the guide for you. Need to know how to cast a ballot by mail in 2020? HVC has you covered there, too.
This fall, we’ll be taking the most common voting questions and making sure you’ve got the answer you need to cast your ballot and make your voice heard. These educational resources will be shared on Instagram and Twitter by Harvard Votes Challenge and by our partners across Harvard’s campus to make sure every eligible voter knows how to cast their ballot in this election. You can download these resources to share with your own network, and you can get in touch to suggest our next series. Like Luke said in our last newsletter — when it comes to organizing, it takes all of us.
Thanks for helping every Harvard voter register, engage, and turnout in 2020.
Institute of Politics Digital Content Specialist
Harvard Votes Challenge Communication Team Member