Given the risks of in-person voting in the pandemic, and worries about the ability of local election boards and post offices to get ballots delivered in time to count, effective and early voter outreach can make all the difference in whether your neighbors can have their voice heard.  Here’s a vital graphic for your social media, provided by Cathedral parishioner Elizabeth Brown, from the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area. (at right)

Here’s a list of recorded trainings and this week’s Zoom trainings by the Nonpartisan Ohio Voter Outreach Committee (NOVOC), which includes the faith-based Ohio Poor People’s Campaign. The links for each training are to Zoom call registrations.

At the end of this update, see emails for NOVOC regional liaisons in our diocese.  Email them directly for support in your area.  To be added to the email list to receive information on upcoming events and training, please sign up here:  https://actionnetwork.org/forms/ohio-voter-outreach-committee-sign-up  and put “OHPPC” (for Ohio Poor People’s Campaign) in the organization box on the sign-up form,

Recorded training on registration and the absentee ballot process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwMSvuDUXZo&t=17s

Wed. Aug. 19, 10-11 a.m.:  Drive-through Registration Training with Cleveland Votes
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckf-ysqDooE9zQFFQvhPTI8sY5lONz5vAi?link_id=21&can_id=18554896e3cb4f3ea510b208df2e30b0&source=email-share-your-registration-plans-aug-5-630-3&email_referrer=email_892297&email_subject=novoc-registration-mtg-aug-19-630

Thurs. Aug. 20, 4 p.m., ThruTalk Phone Bank Training, Vote by Mail Application Chase,
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-yupj8vGdax7NM9pRfFMNWaasst2XFn

Sat. Aug. 22, 11 a.m.:  OutVote Training Texting, reaching out to friends and family in your phone contacts, https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-2uqDkrGdUPhrluwA99tsd8SUkbD5Js

BEFORE YOU ATTEND A TRAINING:

OUTVOTE: Download and join our OH Voter Engagement campaign on Outvote.
Download  the Outvote Phone App: https://bit.ly/2x0jA9P
 Web Join Link: https://bit.ly/2JyjQ2z
  Once you join Outvote, enter campaign code 900156 to join our campaign.

THRU TALK LINK 
Keep this handy for the training. 
You can do ThruTalk Phonebank and contact unregistered voters now (Best done with a group):

Step 1: Open a Chrome Browser
Step 2: Click our campaign link: https://thrutalk.io/caller/login/osa

TRAINING MATERIALS AND SCRIPTS
ThruTalk Guide – https://bit.ly/novocthrutalk

Phone Scripts Folder with Decision Tree included – https://bit.ly/novocscripts

Event Report Form – to report the results of your event – https://bit.ly/novocreport

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Joan (uujoanvanb@gmail.com), Kristen (kristenbeireis@gmail.com).

NOVOC/Ohio Votes Regional Liaisons
•    Cincinnati Metro Area, Ohio Votes, Coby Williams
•    Columbus Metro Area, League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus, Elizabeth Greiser
•    Dayton Metro Area, Ohio Votes, Sarah Kuhns
•    Outside Major Metro Area, Ohio Votes, Jack Brandl
•    UU The Vote (Statewide), UU Justice Ohio, Kristen Beireis

As always, great work and please share our sample letter to invite friends to join our campaign.

Forward in Health and Wholeness
Kristen Beireis, NOVOC and UU The Vote Coordinator 
Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, NOVOC, Registration Team 
uujoanvanb@gmail.com 303-641-5896