As you know, we are heavily into getting Vets to register to vote.
SOS salutes Vet in the Fight Julie Serafini Anderson, U.S. Army Vet In the Fight, a VPAC I attendee and plank holder, who decided to walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. Julie approached the Greenville Veterans Administration Volunteer Coordinator, with her plan to set up a table in the lobby periodically to help vets fill out North Carolina Voter registration forms. The coordinator said that she would have to first refer to the "Hatch Act," to ensure she was even permitted to do this on government property.
Julie said, “ Once given the ’all-go’, the Coordinator had to see and approve the flyer we were using. It was a simply stated flyer, " Register to Vote." I, along with a very young Republican sent here from Louisiana to work the area, set-up our table, pens and registration forms. Within the first two hours, we had eight Vets registered. Then we take their forms and hand-carry them to the courthouse. It is evident people will register if it's made simple. “
That is the key: Julie kept it simple. Julie closed with, “ I will be contacting the local Legions and VFW in Pitt County, North Carolina, about setting up for them also.”
You Vets in the Fight out there are welcome to adapt Julie’s simple, but very effective, approach in your areas. Success breeds success!