Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you a new blog series, Mission Possible. This series will explore the different ways a variety of nonprofits are embedding voter engagement into their work. We believe that even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change for your communities and the people you serve. But don’t take our word for it, check out these examples. Each month, Mission Possible will feature one organization and the unique way they are mobilizing their communities.
In our latest installment of Mission Possible, we talked to Anne Myers, senior director of advocacy campaigns with Habitat for Humanity, one of the world’s largest nonprofit home builders. Habitat recently launched a new advocacy campaign, Cost of Home, which aims to find solutions and create policies that will help 10 million people gain improved access to affordable homes. So why does a nonprofit that focuses on building homes believe that voter engagement work is worth putting resources behind? Habitat for Humanity recognizes that voter and candidate engagement are directly related to solving the overall housing crisis.