The Recovery Bill of Rights
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Recovery Voices Count 2012
We have an unprecedented opportunity at the state and national level to bring the power and proof of recovery to the voting booth. During the 2008 and 2010 elections, recovery advocates from every corner of the country educated policymakers and the public about the key issues facing people in recovery through voter education and registration drives, town hall meetings with candidates, and Get Out the Vote activities to get people to the polls. In order to help all these amazing events happen, we created the Organizing Tools to provide easy-to-use templates, instructions, and materials that you can adapt for your own Recovery Voices Count toolbox.
“It was very empowering for many in the recovery community who have prior convictions to learn that voting is a right and a responsibility that they can exercise to the fullest. They also realized how important it is to be educated on the candidates' positions. I learned that when we organize and follow up by actually voting on Election Day, we can influence the issues and programs that are important to the recovery community.” - Fred Martin, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization- Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT).
- Sample Questions to Ask Candidates
- Voter Pledge form
- Successful Recovery Voices Count Strategies
- Sample Sign to Promote Event
- Sample Registration Table Sign
- Voter Registration Sign-Up
- Sample Get-Out-the-Vote Telephone Script
- Recovery Voices Count merchandise
Let us know how you're making Recovery Voices Count! this election season. Email us about your activities and let us know what you’re doing this Election Year. Thanks!