Voter Registration Project

Why voter registration?

Our organization's main goal is to provide people that are marginalized by society's worst problems with the opportunities to succeed socially, economically, and academically. When we heard about how much the disabled community was affected by voter disenfranchisement and malpractice, we had no other choice but to act.​

The facts on voting...

  • According to an October study by the Government Accountability Office, nearly two-thirds of the 137 polling places inspected in 2016 had at least one impediment to people with disabilities. 

  • Voter participation among people with disabilities has gone down over the past two presidential elections: from 57.3 percent in 2008 to 56.8 percent in 2012 and 55.9 percent in 2016.

  • 71% of eligible 65+ year-olds and 67% of 45–64 year-olds voted in 2016. Less than half of 18–29 year-olds did, according to census data.

  • Voter turnout in the 2016-2020 primary election season saw a 20% decrease in voters aged 18-29 in Texas and 9% in North Carolina.

"Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power."

Michelle Obama

Our partnerships

We currently work with two other organizations to register all of our potential young voters: When We All Vote and Florida Youth in Politics

  • When We All Vote is helping provide all of our affiliates and contacts with the necessary resources to nationalize this campaign! They already have an established social media platform that we utilize to help students find links and information on voter registration and vote-by-mail ballots. 

  • Florida Youth in Politics is helping us out with our educational resource campaign. We strive to educate youth about the difficulties surrounding the voting process and about our country's most pressing political issues.

Nonpartisan Status 

  • We pride ourselves in working with two reputable organizations that are run overwhelmingly by youth and maintain the future of our youth in mind.

  • Most importantly, our educational resource campaign serves to educate kids about topics that they might not know much about from a non-partisan perspective. 

Our educational resource campaign

The way it works is that we consult with our affiliated Florida Youth in Politics organization and create videos and infographics that provide insightful data and opinions into our country's most difficult socioeconomic issues. For students joining our voter registration campaign, we mandate that everyone post a minimum of 5 topics of their choosing onto their social media.

  • All of our educational resources are non-partisan and have a maximum length of five minutes.

  • These videos and their adjoining content will be posted on our website and the social media of participants working with out organization.

The topics:

  • Gerrymandering | voting disenfranchisement | electoral college | lobbying | voting demographics | bipartisan influence | vote-by-mail

  • Police funding and training officers | private vs public | incarceration rates and funding the prison system | prison sentences | the death penalty 

  • Education reform | college affordability | charter schools | affirmative action policies | teacher pay

  • Pharmaceuticals | access to drugs | alcohol | substance abuse | vaping | opioid addiction 

  • Climate Change | Energy Infrastructure | nuclear energy 

  • Immigration | terrorism & national security 

  • Abortion legality | access to contraceptives | sexual assault and rape | sexual education | sexual orientation and gender reassignment surgeries 

  • Gun control | hunting & animal population control | military-grade weapons | constitutional rights

  • Income inequality | minimum wage | economy growth | taxes | tourism industry 

  • Healthcare reform | private insurance vs government-subsidized insurance | increasing hospital funding | training healthcare professionals 

  • Military funding | space exploration | state-agencies supported by the military | STEM jobs

  • National infrastructure | increasing funding in transportation | roads and bridges | cars vs trains vs planes | private vs public | toll roads 

  • Plastic pollution | consumerism | the fashion industry | outsourcing | impact of chemicals’ use on our health 

  • Eliminating the bipartisan divide | insight into America's other political parties 

  • The media | fake news | bias on television | freedom of expression and freedom of the press

Working with When We All Vote

Sign-up via the links attached below for a national welcome call held every Wednesday at 5:00 PM or a Florida welcome call held every Thursday at 4:30 PM. On the welcome calls, you'll have the opportunity to meet students from every county in your state and learn how the voter registration process works.

  • Please ​make sure to sign the intake form on the welcome meeting and the staff will direct you to a personalized group chat with people from YOUR district!

  • National welcome call: 

https://mblz.io/ARaazH

  • Florida welcome call: 

https://www.mobilize.us/whenweallvote/event/272443/

The Social Media Campaign

  • Once you're signed up for the welcome call and the staff has directed you to your district, the When We All Vote campaign will provide you with additional resources and links that you'll be able to spread on your social media accounts. 

  • They expect you to reach out to around 5 people on all your platforms around every day or two. Don't expect everyone to be excited about registering to vote, but then again, this is why we're doing an educational resource campaign. The more people know, the more they'll want to vote.

"Every election is determined by the people who show up."

Larry J. Sabato

Where does our foundation play a role?

In between the educational resource campaign and When We All Vote's extensive social media platform, MFBF serves as an important middle man and a great asset to those who need the extra help. 

  • Beyond just ​registering people to vote in person, MFBF wants to help those with disabilities and those that are disenfranchised. And much of that means by helping people with vote-by-mail ballots.

  • By filling out our google form, you provide us with the security of knowing that you'll be helping out our partner organizations, and helping teens and alumni get signed up to vote-by-mail. 

The Global Pandemic

  • With COVID-19 stopping many in-person activities and caneling events around the world, it should surprise no one that voting is going to be a much more difficult process during the 2020 presidential election, especially for those in marginalized communities.

  • This makes vote-by-mail registrations an even more crucial responsibility. And much of what MFBF will be doing in alliance with When We All Vote includes spearheading voting registration via mail for youth on social media. 

What about starting an MFBF chapter?

This is an option we provide to those students in two circumstances:

  1. Your school district is not in danger of remaining closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  2. You believe that the only way to register students to vote in your region is by starting a local chapter or club in your community. 

If any of these two options apply to you, consider starting an MFBF chapter. It's a simple and easy process that'll be worth the experience.

To start a chapter:

  • In terms of the voter registration campaign, starting a chapter would mean that you'd gather a few of your friends and officially start a club at your school, whether virtually or in-person.

  • If you had a chapter, our board would provide all the necessary resources in order for your school to come out on top, including the training and links needed to spearhead a registration campaign.

  • If you're curious about this process or want to ask more questions, refer to Gianluca Medigovic, head of the chapter process, for any help. His cell is (954) 644-2079.

"Voting isn't the most we can do. But it is the least."

Gloria Steinem

Where we are now

As of now, our voter registration campaign has reached both coasts of our great nation. 

  • We currently work with students and alumni in 41 schools across 10 states.

  • Most of our students reside in Florida, including Broward; Miami-Dade; and Pinellas counties.

Signing up

Now that you have a better idea about how we run, click below and you'll be redirected to our google form. Fill the required information out, and we'll be with you shortly.​ Expect an email within the next few days from us.

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@myschoolvotes_browardcounty

@myschoolvotes_florida

Contact: (954) 645-7989

Address: 731 SW 5th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-6969

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