VCET Weekly Update

Voter Registration Services Needed in Lynchburg

There are two opportunities for organizations to perform voter registration in Lynchburg, VA. Former NFL player and Lynchburg native, Rashad Jennings, is hosting two community events and searching for an organization to register voters at the events. Partners would be able to table and speak on a panel at the Roundtable/Town Hall Discussion where residents will discuss community issues on July 11th from6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Organizations also have the chance to table and talk about upcoming elections at the Family Fun Fest where residents will enjoy food, music, performers and games on July 14th from 4 PM – 7 PM. There is an opportunity for groups outside of Lynchburg to receive a small stipend for travel. Please contact Eduardo Zerbe at ezerbe@risetowin.org if you are interested in performing voter registration at these events.

Advocacy Training Planning

Are you interested in helping us plan an awesome Advocacy Training? Join us for our next planning call on July 9th, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM. Please email Alex at Alexandria@engageva.org if you would like to join the call.

Upcoming VA Counts Coalition Calls

Mark your calendars for the next VA Counts Coalition calls.

  • July 12th, 2019 from 12:00 PM -12:45 PM

  •  August 23rd, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Please RSVP for the call by emailing Alex at Alexandria@engageva.org.

Next VCET Partner Meeting

We are less than two weeks away from VCET’s next partner meeting. It will take place at VCET’s Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA) on July 16th from 1 PM – 3 PM. We will update partners on recent VCET changes, share the organization’s strategic plans and accept board nominations. It is important that partners attend the meeting to receive important partner information, participate in coalition decisions and give VCET feedback.

VCET Data, News & Tips of the Week

????Justice Dept Confirms Citizenship Question will not be included in the 2020 Census

” … the Supreme Court described the rationale for the question as “contrived.”

The decision [ to remove the citizenship question ] was made after officials determined that there would not be enough time to continue the legal battle and meet the printing deadlines for the census questionnaire …”   You can read the full article here.

Facebook Unveils Plans to fight Misinformation about Census

With both the census and presidential election taking place next year, 2020 will present a major test of Facebook’s ability to halt the kind of misinformation and foreign meddling that was rampant during the 2016 election cycle … Internet companies largely missed the illicit activity and have scrambled to avoid a repeat scenario.” You can read the full article here.
AI’s Webinar: Recruiting and Mobilizing Volunteers
The Analyst Institute (AI) put together a great webinar providing tips and strategies for mobilizing and recruiting volunteers.  You can check it out here.
  • Sign up for a free Analyst Institute account here.
VCET Support Helpdesk
Please submit all data and support requests through our VCET Support ticketing system (vcet.freshdesk.com), found here.  Please DO NOT send an email for your data and support requests.
Learn How to  Sign Up & Use the VCET Support Helpdesk
To learn how to sign up and use the new VCET Support ticketing system, please watch this brief How-To video.
VAN On-demand Video Training
On-demand VAN training is a great resource when onboarding new volunteers and staff members.  It’s a great tool to use for refresher training for current staff and volunteers.
NOTE: Before requesting a VAN user account, please be sure to have the staffer or volunteer complete the Data and Compliance training and quiz (first item listed below).

???? Hustle On-demand Video Training
Training new staff or accessing refresher lessons is now a click away with Hustle’s on-demand walkthrough videos.
Please let me know if you have any questions, latonya@engageva.org.

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