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Mondays and Saturdays @ Home Voters Series for September

Learn about voting from the comfort of home

8/26/2020 8:39:30 AM

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Welcome to our @ Home Voters Series for the month of September. We will announce our October workshops in a future newsletter. Each week has one workshop topic. You can choose the time slot that fits your schedule the best, either Monday morning, Monday night, or Saturday morning. 

All workshops will be presented in American Sign Language, with English voicing and closed captions. For additional accommodations, please contact jessalyn.akerman-frank@state.mn.us at least two business days in advance. 

Personalized voter information sessions for individuals, groups, and organizations can be arranged. Please contact Jessalyn Akerman-Frank at the above email address to schedule. 

This is where you can learn about and sign up to attend September's voter workshops. 

Vote @ Home Series Orientation

Learn about the upcoming Voters Series and what the different workshops have to offer. Learn about the presenters. Learn about how you can earn your Civic Engagement Certificate and other resources that we will be using for our upcoming workshops. Bring all of your questions to this session but save some for the following series (2, 3 and 4). This event is primary an introduction to the series.

Choose one of three options:

Monday, August 31, 2020

Register for the 8/31/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM workshop

OR

Register for the 8/31/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM workshop

OR

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Register for the 9/5/2020 10:30 AM - 12 PM workshop

Week 1: Top Ten Tips for Voting

In this session we will quiz ourselves and our knowledge about voting and share our experiences. We will discuss our answers and you will leave with the top ten tips for this voting season.  

Choose one of three options:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (after Labor Day weekend) 

Register for the 9/8/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM workshop

OR

Register for the 9/8/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM workshop

OR 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Register for the 9/12/2020 10:30 AM - 12 PM workshop

Week 2: The Primary and the Elections

In this workshop you will learn the voting timeline. Know your options for voting, how to register, use the online voting by mail tracking system and other updates. Learn about your rights for asking for accommodations and what resources you can use to support you. We will navigate the mnvotes.org website and encourage you to ask all of your questions.

Choose one of three options:

Monday, September 14, 2020

Register for the 9/14/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM workshop

OR

Register for the 9/14/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM workshop

OR

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Register for the 9/19/2020 10:30 AM - 12 PM workshop

Week 3: Voting Research 101

Research is a big part of educating ourselves to make informed decisions about our voting choices. In this workshop, you will learn how to research candidates, distinguished between real news and fake news with by using fact checking resources. We will discuss some important community resources, networks and discussions that you can be part of to support you in making voting decisions. Come prepared to navigate the internet, social media and sources. Share your tips and tools.

Choose one of three options:

Monday, September 21, 2020

Register for the 9/21/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM workshop

OR

Register for the 9/21/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM workshop

OR

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Register for the 9/26/2020 10:30 AM - 12 PM workshop

Week 4: Be an Active Voter

Voting is one aspect of engagement. Learn ways that you can participate in debates, political campaigns, discussions, and other outlets. Discuss advocating for access, participating in groups, and proposing questions to candidates that involve supporting your issues. Be familiar with your voting rights.Use your knowledge to engage others in informed decisions about voting.

Choose one of three options:

Monday, September 28, 2020

Register for the 9/28/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM workshop

OR

Register for the 9/28/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM workshop

OR

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Register for the 10/23/2020 10:30 AM - 12 PM workshop

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