Ways to Help
RCV For Evanston is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that advocates for ranked choice voting (RCV) in Evanston, Illinois, with the hope of one day replacing our current winner-take-all elections with proportional and representative elections.
As a nonprofit organization, our greatest assets are supporters and volunteers like you. You may not realize it now, but even tiny actions can yield enormous impact for RCV For Evanston.
Wondering where to start?
Here's a few ideas:
Help spread the word about ranked choice voting and RCV For Evanston.One of the biggest ways to support RCV For Evanston is to help spread the word about ranked choice voting to family and friends. You can do this in a variety of ways, such as hanging up RCV For Evanston flyers around your community to teach others about RCV and explaining it to family and friends using talking points from our canvassing script.
Every two weeks, we have an Outreach to Friends and Family phone bank where we teach you how to have these conversations and work together to recruit people you know to join us. Sign up on our events page.
Donate to RCV For Evanston.RCV For Evanston is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. Although donations are not tax-deductible, each contribution goes a long way. We can do much more together than any of us can do on our own. Keep in mind, $10,000 is only 400 gifts of $25! Check out our donation page to make a contribution.
Volunteer a few hours of your time.There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available, and you can sign up to volunteer with RCV For Evanston here. Feel free to check out our events page to see what we're up to and to get more involved.
If you are interested in staying up-to-date with what the RCV For Evanston teams are doing, ask us about the FairVote Illinois Slack channel. Send an email to [email protected].
Write a letter to the editor.Editorial boards at local newspapers track the subjects of letters they receive. Finding a relevant political article (i.e. related to voting or politics in Illinois) and submitting a short response that discusses RCV gets their attention, even if they don't publish your letter.
Visit our events page for upcoming how-to webinars or email [email protected] for more information.
Follow Us on social media.We're on Facebook! You can also follow FairVote Illinois, our state-wide sister organization. They're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Over 3.6 billion people worldwide used social media in 2020, so there is no shortage of opportunities to spread awareness, promote ranked choice voting, and find people to help support the FairVote Illinois mission in Evanston and the rest of Illinois.
Want to go the extra step? Post about your support on social media to help spread the word about RCV or watch “Easy ways to help us on social media” for more inspiration.
Purchase RCV For Evanston merch.Show your support by purchasing an item or two from our newly-opened RCV For Evanston merchandise store, with 100% of proceeds benefiting FairVote Illinois efforts to further the cause of electoral reform.