Start: 2020-10-29 18:30:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
End: 2020-10-29 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
This is a virtual event
As faith leaders and social workers, you are uniquely equipped to help keep Ohio elections peaceful and safe for everyone. Please consider utilizing your unique talent and skills in support of democracy and love in these challenging times.
Our society and political landscape has become more divisive and partisan than ever before. In situations of anxiety, tensions can easily rise. To keep voters safe, we must be prepared to de-escalate instances of harassment or verbal attacks. We believe that individuals like you are uniquely and ideally situated to act as Peacekeepers and can maintain a calm and peaceful presence that will help defuse tensions which may otherwise lead to conflict.
Would you be willing to act as a Peacekeeper for a few hours at the polls to help protect our Ohio voters and our election?
We plan to have Peacekeeper Teams at the polls on the two weekends of Early Voting - Saturday all day and Sunday afternoon, and on Election Day.
Faith leaders and voting education/advocacy groups will provide comprehensive training and provide Peacekeepers with a support network ensuring that they know who and when to call if a situation arises.
We will also provide masks and hand sanitizer, as well as a Peacekeeper identification badge so others know your role. You will work with other faith leaders and social workers in your own community to create your schedules.
The training session is 90 minutes.
Oct 29, 6:30 PM
After you RSVP you will receive a link to join by Zoom
If you have questions you can contact Rev Dr Susan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rev Joan VanBecelaere (email@example.com)
And please share this invitation with your networks.
In Hope and Solidarity,
Ohio Voter Rights Coalition