By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, which is encouraging its community to register and vote in the November 2020 election.
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) has faithfully served the community in Northeast Ohio since the 1960s. Its programs focus on housing and shelter, workforce development, and health and wellness services, and LMM aims to empower people and enable them to be self-sufficient. LMM is also an effective advocate for system change and serves as a catalyst for meaningful conversation about issues of justice.
Today is National Voter Registration Day and LMM is reminding community members to make their voices heard in the upcoming election. Over the past couple of months, LMM has provided non-partisan reminders and resources about registering to vote in Ohio.
The COVID-19 pandemic creates barriers to holding in-person voter registration events, but LMM is making the extra effort to get the word out virtually and ensure its community has the resources and opportunity to register. LMM is providing reminders like that it only takes six minutes to register to vote, and celebrated National Black Voter Day on September 18. LMM also encourages its community to get into “good trouble” through civic engagement, and held a Facebook live event called the “Your Vote Your Voice forum,” which highlighted the importance of holding elected officials accountable after the ballot.
Thank you to Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry for encouraging your community members to make their voices heard, and resourcing them in doing so!
Happy National Voter Registration Day! You can register to vote and double check your voter registration status at your current address at vote.org.