2020 STAND Election Guide and Resources

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We invite you, ROP friends and supporters, human dignity leaders, and small-town organizers, to have conversations this election season. While the pandemic has made us rethink how we talk to one another, connecting is still very much possible, whether it’s outside of your local post office, among neighbors, with your virtual book group, or at a socially distant potluck!

ROP groups have a long history of engaging our communities in critical thinking and democratic dialogue, and the pandemic won’t slow us down.  On this page, you will find:

  • PDF versions in English and Spanish of our 2020 STAND Guide.  To order physical copies from us, call (503) 543-8417
  • Links to our Defend Democracy hotline and toolkit
  • Our Social Media Guide; a collection of graphics and suggestions for election season social media campaigns
  • Our suggestions for how to bring the STAND Guide into your community, start conversations, and enfranchize voters
  • A collection of Public Service Announcements for use on the airwaves this election season (Soundcloud embeds which are downloadable as mp3 files)

We hope these resources will be helpful! If you’d like to talk through ideas, or have questions, feel free to call us and talk it through.

Online ordering for STAND Election Guides is now closed. To order guides, call us at (503) 543-8417 ASAP because we may run out!
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2020 STAND Election Guide Resources for you to use!

The PDF versions of the STAND Guide are available now!

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For voting assistance, to report and get support for spotting and stopping voter intimidation and disinformation and other resources, contact ROP’s Defend Democracy Hotline.   Phone number- (541) 714-3257‬ or email: democracy@rop.org

For more information, click here or on the icon to the left.

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Get this guide to help you move the conversations you’re having with voters into your digital neighborhood as well. Includes access to election season graphics for Facebook and Instagram, text, and a suggested calendar for posting to support your group in having positive online conversations about what can keep us united: a deep love for our communities and a commitment to the democratic process.

proceed to listen to the Rural Roots Rising Podcast Episode 12 about the election guide.

As rumors fly about who can and can’t vote by mail, and threats to a fair election escalate, rural Oregonians are sharing paper and digital STAND Election guides with their neighbors to offer clear information about how people who are displaced by the fires or who were wrongfully evicted can still vote by mail, are leading car caravans to safely drop off ballots, and surveying their local candidates! On our special 2020 election edition of Rural Roots Rising, you’ll hear from rural Oregonians about what’s at stake on Oregon’s statewide ballot measures, as well as ways to take action to encourage electoral change in your community. Listen here.

Here are some ideas for how to get the 2020 STAND Election Guide into the hands of your community members, start conversations, and enfranchise voters:

1. Consider your options.

2. Decide how you will deliver STAND Voter Guides to your community.
  • Will you go door-to-door to knock-and-drop when ballots arrive in mid-October? Will you hand them out outside your local Post Office? Will you mail Election Guides to your group’s contact list?
  • Will you include Election Guides as part of the free food boxes you are delivering? What about pulling a list of voters from the Voter Action Network (with ROP’s help) that you could start a longer conversation with? We encourage you to have a plan for personalized delivery!

3. Organize! 

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2020 STAND Election Public Service Announcements!

Rural Organizing Project · Who Represents You? National PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Who Represents You? National PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Who Represents You? Local PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Voting Without Stable Housing PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Voting After Being Released From Prison PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Register To Vote Before 10/13/2020 PSA (Short)
Rural Organizing Project · Not A Citizen PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Get Informed PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Register To Vote Before 10/13/2020 PSA (Long)

2020 Guías Electorales STAND

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La Guía Electoral STAND está disponible en PDF. ¡Ver la Guía en Español y Inglés aquí!

Les invitamos a ustedes, lxs amigxs y apoyantes de ROP, líderes de dignidad humana, y organizadores de pequeños pueblos, a tener conversaciones esta temporada de elecciones. Mientras que la pandemia ha cambiado la manera en que conversamos, la conexión sigue siendo posible, si está fuera de sus oficinas postales, entre sus vecinxs, con sus grupos de lectura, ¡o en una cena compartida distanciada! Los grupos de ROP tienen una historia larga de comprometernos con nuestras comunidades en el pensamiento crítico y diálogo democrático, y la pandemia no nos va a detener.

1. Consideren sus opciones

2. Decidan cómo van a entregar las guías electorales STAND en sus comunidades.

  • ¿Van a ir de puerta en puerta para tocar la timbre y dejarlas cuando lleguen los votos a mitades de octubre? ¿Van a distribuirlas afuera de su oficina postal local? ¿Van a mandar por correo las guías electorales a sus listas de contactos?
  • ¿Van a incluir las Guías Electorales como parte de las cajas de comida gratis que van a entregar? ¿Qué tal descargar una lista de votantes de La Red de Acción de Votantes (con la ayuda de ROP)?
  • ¿Hay gente con la que podrían tener una conversación más larga? ¡Les animamos a tener un plan para la entrega personalizada!

3. ¡Oganizace!

  • La Guía Electoral STAND está disponible en PDF. ¡Ver la Guía en Español y Inglés aquí!

2020 STAND Anuncios Públicos Sobre La Elección Nacional!

Rural Organizing Project · Votar con un delito? PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Votar sin una vivienda estable PSA
Rural Organizing Project · Registrarse Para Votar PSA
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