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The Work Of Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us)'s Voter Engagement Initiative #MiddleGAVotes

A message from Claire Cox about the work of Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us).

"159 Georgia Together leadership recently asked me to do a Guest Post about the work of Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us)'s voter engagement initiative #MiddleGAVotes.

Georgia Women is a non-partisan, grassroots social welfare organization organized in central Georgia following the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. “Fair and Representative Elections” is just one of the five core principles we seek to address.

Like many of you, we do this through advocacy regarding issues like gerrymandering and voter disenfranchisement. We seek out new locations for voter registration and drive those in need of transportation to the polls. We have also worked through the innovative technique incorporated in #MiddleGAVotes.

By enlisting area universities and large employers in middle Georgia, we use existing communication networks – email, closed communication groups, proprietary “facebook” style tools, company newsletters and university closed circuit tvs – to disseminate non-partisan voter information. During the latter half of 2018, we prepared colorful weekly “slides” in both jpeg and pdf formats that were sent to partner organizations for distribution. These slides included voter registration information and links to online registration, lists of polling places and how to determine yours, dates of various elections, copies of ballot questions, slates of candidates, etc.

With numerous universities in the Macon area and the enlistment of two large hospitals, Macon-Bibb government and the Board of Education, the distribution list potentially reached close to 50,000 people.

We have not sent content for several months, but are in the process of re-engaging the network and look to expand to companies and entities with smaller numbers of employees."