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Voter Empowerment event of 2024 – Force Multiplier


May 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

May 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


United States


Force Multiplier
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Force Multiplier is launching a new, tax-advantaged campaign to register + mobilize + lift up the voices of youthwomen + Native people in Montana + Ohio. 

At the launch event we will hear from two leaders with overviews of each state:

  • Rachel Bowman, Ohio State Director, America Votes +
  • Kiah Abbey, Director of Montana Voices

We’ll also meet leaders of two of the four groups in the campaign:

  • Kiersten Iwai, Executive Director, Forward Montana Foundation +
  • Rhiannon Carnes, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Ohio Women’s Alliance


Suggested donation $100. If you can give more, please do. If not, please give what you can + join us.

The funds we raise will support four groups, two in each state.

  • Forward Montana Foundation works to build political power in Montana’s young people. They focus on leadership development, voter education registration (including pre-registration of 17 year-olds), issues advocacy, voter turnout. They do year-round registration using community events like music festivals to activate young voters. Largely urban, they also conduct a campus tour that includes rural tribal colleges. Their goal for this election cycle is to register 8,000 voters. 
  • Western Native Voice Education Project nurtures and empowers new native leaders impacts policies affecting Native Americans through community organizing, education, leadership advocacy. Montana’s Native population is about 9%, evenly divided between tribal urban areas. WNV is active on all eight Montana Indian reservations as well as major urban centers. Due to weak communications infrastructure (weak broadband, fewer cell phones, less media) organizing has to start early. Their focus is on promoting access to voter registration kiosks on outreach to youth, especially those turning 18. Their goal is to register 1,000 voters this year.
  • Ohio Women’s Alliance is a “power-building Reproductive Justice organization providing programming, resources education for women, femmes, gender-nonconforming folks youth throughout Ohio.”  An abortion rights ballot initiative this November presents an important opportunity to register mobilize voters. OHA is the lead statewide group doing signature collection organizing around this issue. They have a goal of 400,000 voter contacts by phone, text, digital: site-basedin-person canvassing.
  • Ohio Student Association“ creates avenues for youth to practice democracy together; to learn how they can shape their future through elector action.” OSA promotes youth voter registration, education + turnout. They organize youth around issues that affect their lives like educational funding, LGBTQ rights + abortion rights. Their goals in 2023 are to support the abortion rights initiative, defeat bills attacking LGBTQ youth + advocate for college + county veteran IDs for voting. They plan to collect 5,000 signatures + turn out the youth vote for the reproductive freedom ballot initiative.
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