Our Impact

During the fall of 2014, WE Vote. WE Rise!, the integrated voter engagement program of Women Engaged, executed its first c3 GOTV phone and door canvass in the cities of East Point, College Park, and Atlanta, Georgia on the issue of closing the coverage gap and gaining healthcare coverage for more than 600,000 Georgian’s eligible for Medicaid expansion.  WE hired and trained 20 part-time temporary staff members primarily millennials of color from the communities of interest.  Finally, Women Engaged co-sponsored the “Rock the Vote” concert bringing nearly 2000 millennials of color out to a concert in Atlanta, GA, encouraging their participation in the midterm election.  The table below shows actual outcomes of the first field operation:

Table 1:

2014 Canvass Metrics

Phone Attempts 

11,355

Door Attempts

3,131

Phone Contacts

861

Door Contacts

735

Canvassers also identified 130 new supporters who opted to stay informed by WE Vote. WE Rise! This priority group will be targeted for volunteer recruitment and training year-round in order to build a base of voters and activists educated on health equity and reproductive justice issues generally.  

WE Vote. WE Rise! GOTV campaign during the 2014 midterm elections in Georgia resulted in a 62% voter turnout among our contact universe a rate of twice the national average, according to Fairvote.org.  WE Vote. WE Rise! 2014 work was featured in a piece on BBC Persia about the 2014 midterm election battle in GA: http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/world/2014/11/141102_l93_atlanta_mids 

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