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Why is it so important that the nonprofit community make ourselves heard November 8th? Because nonprofit votes count. They count in numbers, and they count in the nature of their outcome. When nonprofits use our substantial voting power, we not only advance our own missions – we change the world for the better.

That works in a very real way. Consider: if everyone who worked or volunteered in human services voted, we’d have better human services funding. If everyone who worked or volunteered on environmental issues voted, we’d have a better environment. If everyone who worked or volunteered in education voted, we’d have better schools. When the social sector votes, the social well-being of our state and our country rises – and everyone benefits, especially the most vulnerable. When policymakers start to recognize the nonprofit community as the powerful voting force we are, they take notice and work harder to address our concerns – and that benefits everyone too.

Just imagine if everyone touched by the work of nonprofits made their voices heard and voted with their values. That voting power turns into better schools, affordable health care, a cleaner environment, and a better country, where people believe their voices matter. That means a better world for all of us here now, and for those who will follow. That’s what counts the most.

For more resources, materials and information, go to our Vote With Your Mission page. And make sure you, your staff, board, volunteers and the people you serve VOTE.

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