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Just days remain in the 2016 election season. “Thank goodness!” many of us are declaring.
For nearly 20 months (that’s right almost two years) we’ve been following the politics at the top of the ticket. Through the announcements, the primaries, and the general election we have had non-stop coverage of the candidates running for President of the United States of America.
But, this is only ONE of the ovals you have an opportunity to fill in this year. That’s why the Housing First Fund has launched the final phase of the 2016 campaign, “Vote Local.”
Your vote for your local legislators, city council persons, county supervisors, and school districts is extremely influential in your day-to-day life. Of course your vote for those that go to Washington, D.C. is important, but your vote at the local level has an even bigger impact on your neighborhoods, community and the state!
134 state representatives, 67 state senators, 8 United States Representatives, 1 Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, 1 Constitutional Amendment, and numerous additional local offices and questions are on the ballots throughout Minnesota this year. Want to know what’s on your ballot before election day? Click here.
We encourage you to evaluate the candidates and vote early or on November 8th! Not sure where to vote? Click here.
Housing First has been involved in a number of capacities during the 2016 election season. From issue advocacy through the Housing First Network, endorsements via the Housing First PAC, and independent expenditures through the Housing First Fund. The video below is an example of the Housing First Fund’s “Vote Local” campaign in a Minnesota battleground district 56B, Lakeville & Burnsville.
As BATC’s Political Engagement Manager, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and advocacy affairs. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster