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Voter Engagement


Metro IAF sister organizations Common Ground, Greater Cleveland Congregations, NC Congress of Latino Oranizations and ONE Wake are inviting us to help them in their strictly non-partisan efforts to Get Out The Vote!


  1. Ask any family, friends & colleagues who live in North Carolina, Ohio & Wisconsin to vote - document your commits & follow up information on our Voter Turn-Out Form. You can find the VOTER TURN-OUT FORM HERE Short video of How-To fill out VOTER TURN-OUT FORM HERE and Conversation Guide HERE;
  2. Ask your family, friends & colleagues if they can ask 3-5 of their family or friends to vote (have them fill out the Voter Turn-Out Form);
  3. Sign your congregation and/or organization up to do the same;
  4. Join Metro IAF organizations CG, GCC, NCCLO & ONE Wake virtually and help them directly with their non-partisan phone banking needs (see how you can help directly HERE).


Metro IAF is a 501(c)(3).  Metro IAF and its affiliates are strictly non-partisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party.  We do not endorse or support candidates for office.

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