Resources for peace activists committed to a responsible foreign policy
Phonebank for the Candidates
You can help pro-peace candidates on their path to Congress! Indicate your commitment to peace by adding “Peace Action” onto your name on Zoom as you dial. Particularly with redistricting this year, many voters don’t know where to vote now. Many others don’t know how to do so and get their vote counted due to new voter suppression laws. The best ways to help these campaigns is through voter outreach and education. Let’s help them!
And don’t worry if you’re from out of town. If the script ever says anything like “I’m a district voter” just switch it to something like “I believe in…” or “I’m volunteering for…”
Peace champion Andy Levin is facing an strange reelection after redistricting in Michigan has put him up against fellow incumbent Haley Stevens in the 11th district. Levin has a 95% Peace Action score since joining Congress in 2018 — unlike Stevens, whose record aligns more closely with the interests of the military industrial complex. The two are in a dead heat, so we need to band together and protect Andy and his pro-peace voice. Instead of Pentagon bloat, Andy will “invest in solutions to the urgent problems facing working families today: safer, greener infrastructure; more affordable health care; well-funded schools; and more.” Find out more: www.andylevinforcongress.com/meetandy.
Amplify the Peace Voice
Use your social media platforms to spotlight our pro-peace champions and help put peace on this election’s agenda. The graphics and messages below can help you get our message out.
Are You a Peace Voter?
Let the 2022 candidates know you’re voting for peace in this cycle! Save these graphics (with a right-click or by opening their link) and share them on your social media!
Follow Our Endorsed Candidates
Follow our endorsed pro-peace candidates on social media and help amplify their progressive messages. Use the above graphics to show your support for these issues.
Protect Our Democracy
Make sure everyone in your community has the resources they need to vote and be counted.
Become an Election Worker
Sign up to be a poll worker and help America vote: https://www.eac.gov/help-america-vote
Find out your state’s election worker laws: https://www.eac.gov/sites/default/files/eac_assets/1/28/Compendium.2016.pdf
How Can Affiliates Help Peace Voter?
Peace Action affiliates can get involved in supporting the electoral efforts in their states in numerous ways.
Who has Peace Action endorsed this cycle?
You can visit our Candidate Endorsements page to see an up to date list.
How can I nominate a candidate for Peace Action’s endorsement?
If you are a c4 affiliate and feel a candidate delivers a pro-peace policy, you can submit an Endorsement Request Form to us for consideration. Make a copy of the document and fill out the details. You can send candidates of interest to the Peace Action Candidate Questionnaire to record their answers on the issue.
How can Peace Action help a campaign?
We may be able to help in the following areas:
- PAC contribution
- Online bundling
- Local and/or national press release on endorsement
- Quotes for your press release and other communications
- Issue expertise and messaging advice
- In-kind donation of organizer
- In-kind donation of other services (phone banking tools, etc.)
- In-kind donation of mail and fundraising lists
- Recruiting volunteers inside and/or outside of district or state
- Voter outreach phone banking
- Hosting events
- Other requests
Does Peace Action have any resources for campaigns about these issues?
If you’re interested in learning more about the foreign policy issues critical to Peace Action, you can visit our Candidate Resource Center. There, you will find our updated Policy Briefings, polling on the issues, and links to our questionnaire.
Can we do anything electorally as a 501(c)(3)?
Yes, but in a restricted, nonpartisan way. Alliance for Justice has some good resources on 501 (c)(3) eligible electoral work. A few more common actions are below (full list here) and you can find more information at https://bolderadvocacy.org/.
- Conduct nonpartisan get-out-the-vote and voter registration drives
- Sponsor candidate debates
- Conduct voter protection activities
- Canvass the public on issues
Federal tax law absolutely prohibits 501(c)(3)s from supporting or opposing candidates for public office. 501(c)(3)s cannot endorse candidates or make independent expenditures suggesting who is the “better” candidate without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Questions? Contact Lilly Dragnev, National Engagement and Campaigns Manager, at 260-494-5436 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.