America is one of the most traumatized nations in the world because of the violence experienced in communities. Crime victims know what can make our communities safer. Crime survivors across the country are uniting to #HealTheVote by getting 100,000 crime survivors to vote this election, and demand that public officials commit to a new, effective approach to public safety.
#HealTheVote is a non-partisan civic engagement and voter education campaign hosted by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice.
Virtual Meetings: CSSJ chapters will incorporate campaign activities and voter education into chapter meetings.
Voter Education & Registration: Identify and connect members to voter registration resources who need to register, update their registration or learn more about their state’s vote by mail opportunities, requirements, and rules to ensure our members know how to and are prepared to vote by mail.
Voter Pledge: Get crime survivors to take the voter pledge.
Issue Education and Outreach: Through SMS, social media, phone banking, digital events, and training provide issue education to members to encourage survivors to get to the polls and #HealTheVote.
In-State Heal the Vote Town Halls: We will bring together members and legislative champions in key states (CA, FL, IL, MI, OH, PA, TX) to dialogue on the issues our members care about most.
Storytelling: Gather and share member stories via user-generated content to showcase the diversity of survivor experience and increase engagement with the campaign across social channels.
In the 2020 election, survivors of crime must raise our voices, so they no longer go unheard or ignored. We must stand up to demonstrate our strength at the polls and beyond to pave a clear pathway to safety.
Use the form below to start your registration process.
We want to hear what voting means to you and who you’re pledging to #HealTheVote for this election season — it might be yourself, a loved one, or the ancestors that came before you.
To raise your voice, spread the word and activate more survivors to get to the polls, take a few minutes to record your own video. It might be shared on this site, on digital media or at virtual #HealTheVote events from now to November!