Quad Cities Interfaith is currently working on a number of taskforces that can affect real change in the Quad Cities. One of those taskforces is IVE, or Integrated Voter Engagement.
A Brief Definition of Integrated Voter Engagement – Funders Committee for Civic Participation
Research has shown that nonpartisan Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is among the most effective ways to increase voter turnout. IVE groups train community members to reach out to their peers in a continuous, ongoing effort that increases the number of voters and leads to policy changes. The most effective IVE organizations add new people to the voter registration rolls, educate voters about election issues, make sure new and unlikely voters actually cast their ballots, and ensure that misinformation and intimidation don’t inhibit people from voting. In addition, their work has a long-term impact by developing local leaders and involving people in shaping the public policy decisions that affect their lives.
This task force needs more people! We meet about every other week at a time in the evening that’s convenient for people to attend. The MORE people involved the GREATER we can affect change!
If you want to GET INVOLVED and create a movement that can facilitate real change, this is the opportunity for you. To hear more about IVE or to learn more about how to get involved, contact Ann Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org.