VoteRiders (LINK) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that focuses on informing and assisting voters with voter ID.
Some of the services by VoteRiders include:
Providing state-specific, wallet-sized Voter ID Information Cards (link here) that are available in English and Spanish for all 50 states and DC.
There is a voter ID chatbot (link here) that is available via SMS and Facebook. Those who contact the chatbot are first asked what language they prefer (English/Spanish) and then what state they reside. They then receive an automated reply with a description of that state's voter ID law with a link to our Helpline and a link to a .pdf of our Voter ID Information Cards. We are teaming with multiple organizations to use this as the core of a peer-to-peer networking campaign.
They have a national helpline (1-844-338-8743) which assists voters with any voter ID questions. They also help voters obtain a state issued ID (and any of the underlying documents needed) in states where there are voter ID laws and cover any associated fees.
The ACTION project was inspired by the pivotal role patients, physicians, and medical students can play in the future of this country. There are seldom people who can speak more powerfully about the adverse impacts of health policy legislation than patients who are struggling to access or afford proper healthcare—especially in the wake of a pandemic.
As medical students, we feel a tremendous responsibility to elevate the voices of our future patients. Our goal is to empower patients to elect officials that they believe will be more representative of their community and health needs. The ACTION project is designed to increase health equity in Cook County through easier and more accessible voter registration. We will assist patients to take the first step towards becoming civically involved by registering them to vote during their out-patient clinic appointment.
We believe patient empowerment is the first step to a healthier democracy.