There are 3.7 million people in Pennsylvania who are eligible to vote, but not registered. They are the “sleeping giant” of Pennsylvania politics. These voters tend to be young, lower income, and ethnically diverse, many of them are the people UNC serves every day.
Therefore UNC has launched a campaign to encourage these families and individuals to make their voices heard through political channels. The more our clients vote, the more elected officials will respond to their needs. At each of our Centers we have voter registration forms for clients who are not registered. We are also working with partners to promote education about local candidates and issues. For example, candidates running in the May 2017 primary elections for Scranton School Board and Scranton City Council are being asked to fill out questionnaires developed by UNC and based on issues that our clients have identified as important to them. Responses will be posted on this webpage soon.
Our goal is to help people overcome barriers and inspire their participation in our political process without advocating on behalf of any certain candidate, party, or position. Whatever your political beliefs, as citizens we all have not only a right, but an obligation to participate in choosing our leaders and speak up about issues that are important to us. See you at the polls!
If you are not registered to vote please visit the following link to register! It only takes two minutes, and you will be making a change for your area and those you love.