Contested Election Resources for Nonprofits
This election season has been the most unusual — and uncertain — in recent memory: record numbers of people voted early, those voting on Election Day will have to contend with pandemic-related precautions, and, according to NPR, “2020…may be the most litigated election ever.”
The fights over how people can vote, and which ballots will be counted, are continuing for the foreseeable future. Considering this, how can nonprofits support a fair election? What can they do and say about uncertain—and contested—results? And, what can private foundations do?
Bolder Advocacy’s new resources — factsheets, podcasts, and webinars — cover both what nonprofits and private foundations can do during the period of time after voting has stopped and before a candidate is declared a winner (whether national, state, or local).
- What Nonprofits Can Do in a Contested Election
- What Private Foundations Can Do in a Contested Election
- 501(c)(3) Contact with Parties and Candidates
- Rules of the Game podcast, Election Series: Post-Election Advocacy
- Video: Advocacy in a Contested Election
- Can We Say That? Post-Election Advocacy for 501(c)(3) Organizations
- Commenting on 2020 Election Results
- Rules of the Game podcast, Bonus Episode on Transition Advocacy
- Transition Team Advocacy
Stay tuned….in the next few days, we will be releasing additional resources on how your organization can weigh in once the results are determined.
Of course, you can call our Bolder Advocacy team during standard business hours (EST) for one-on-one technical assistance at 866-NP-LOBBY (866-675-6229), submit a question online to our advocacy coaches using this form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.