The Storrs Pod is organizing voter registration drives around northeastern Connecticut! We are also partnering with local non-partisan groups, like the NAACP and UConn Women in Science (WinS), to reach the maximum number of unregistered people before the upcoming midterm and general elections.
The Ithaca Pod is creating candidate questionnaires to send to candidates running for New York governor and to represent the residents of the 23rd Congressional district (inclusive of Tompkins County). For more information, visit their website.
San diego pod
The San Diego Pod is making a science policy voter guide based on questions important to the pod’s members and community. They’ve drafted six important questions and have sent them to all of the two-party candidates running either for California governor, congress, or state assembly. Once they receive answers to our questions, they will put together and distribute a voter guide, focused on science policy for all of our local races for the November election. This voter guide will provide their community with side-by-side responses from each candidate. Visit their website for updates on the initiative.
The Philly Pod is sending out questionnaires to our state and local candidates. They have questions about Climate Change, Harassment, Immigration/Family Separations, Reproductive Health, and Science Funding. All responses from candidates will be posted on their website.
The DC pod has been tabling at university campuses to help students register and request their absentee ballots. They visited Howard University Law School with the League of Women Voters, Georgetown University, and George Washington University with the International Refugee Assistance Project and the GW Student Bar Association. Additionally, they sent candidate questionnaires and created voter guides with the responses. Visit their advocacy website for more information.
The Amherst Pod has had two major voter registration drives where we set up tables at University of Massachusetts science buildings. They registered at least 100 voters at these two events; some were first time voters. They also had faculty take voter registration materials to their classrooms. They are planning another day(s) where they educate the students about the questions on the ballot and the candidates.
Fort Collins Pod
500 Women Scientists FOCO pod put together a fact-based (nonpartisan) voting guide for their local (Larimer county) and state (Colorado) ballot issues.
New Haven Pod
The New Haven pod has partnered with Yale Votes and STEMVotes to register voters and encourage turnout. They’ve worked with 500WS Storrs Pod on a candidate survey and are making a voter guide. They are organizing rides to the polls on Election Day.