Miami, Fla – Go Vote Miami (GVM) is proud to announce a pre-election Voter Awareness Campaign organized in concert with Community Health of South Florida (CHI). GVM was formed four years ago as a nonpartisan, non-profit, volunteer group devoted to maximizing voter registration and participation, primarily in Miami-Dade County.
CHI is a non-profit health organization providing affordable, quality health care services to residents of South Florida. CHI operates 11 primary care centers and 35 schoolbased programs that offer a full array of comprehensive health care services.
GVM will work directly with the clinics to support voter registration efforts in a variety of ways–by training staff members to handle voter registration activities on a daily basis, using peer to peer outreach, and bringing advanced technology to the voter education process.
Blake Hall, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, said “This year will be an especially critical year for community members to make their voices heard. That is why Community Health of South Florida (CHI) has developed a robust action plan with the support of Go Vote Miami to engage and encourage its patients, staff, and community constituents to register and vote by mail in the upcoming primary and general elections.”
GVM’s primary focus has been to identify government agencies that are publicly funded or provide public services, which are mandated to perform voter registration as a “core service” under the National Voter Registration Act. GVM then helps those agencies live up to that mandate by training their staff to register voters, and by providing resource materials for registration drives, attractive signage, voter education information and ongoing support. In the past year, GVM has provided materials and training to all 50 branches of the Miami Dade Library System under the leadership of Director Ray Baker.
Upcoming initiatives also include serving as the advising Voter Registration Organization for “Vote The Future”, a group of 9 Overtown and Liberty City non-profit youth programs, managed through the Key Biscayne Community Foundation to assist efforts to reach more young voters and those in at-risk communities. Recently, GVM organized a voter registration drive in concert with Lotus House in commemoration of Juneteenth.
For more information on GVM’s work with Community Health of South Florida, or with other public agencies and non-profits, please contact Christina Bracken or Jane Torres.