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Recovery Voices Count 2012
Welcome to Recovery Voices Count 2012! If you are interested in what it takes to organize the over 20 million Americans in long term recovery, our families, friends and allies to demonstrate their power on Election Day, then you’ve come to the right place. The Recovery Voices Count campaign is part of our ongoing work to build a powerful recovery advocacy movement by supporting nonpartisan civic engagement in local, state, and national elections.
The goal is simple: to support recovery community organizations and their communities in developing and sustaining a constituency of consequence - an organized voice of people in recovery who are educated on key issues, vote on Election Day, and hold elected officials accountable long after the polls close.
Faces & Voices launched the Recovery Voices Count campaign in 2008 to expand ongoing work to build a powerful advocacy movement of people in recovery, their family members, friends, and allies by supporting nonpartisan civic engagement in local, state, and national elections. Recovery Voices Count is designed to be woven into existing events and activities that recovery community organizations are already working on and to strengthen their sustainability and opportunities for success.
RICARES Recovery Voices Count Video
Building local expertise around nonpartisan civic engagement is one way to increase awareness of the recovery community as a political constituency and to help people who still need help with addiction.
Minnesota Recovery Connection Recovery Voices Count Video
The goal is simple: to support recovery community organizations and their communities in developing and sustaining a constituency of consequence - an organized voice of people in recovery who are educated on key issues, vote on Election Day, and hold elected officials accountable long after the polls close. Our work is nonpartisan, meaning not associated with any one particular political party, because our mission is to build a movement of people in recovery based on the issues that matter to the community, regardless of which party supports them.
Minnesota Recovery Connection registered voters
The campaign supports and encourages several activities including voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout. Over the course of the Recovery Voices Count campaign, volunteers organize efforts such as registering voters at Rally for Recovery! and producing voter guides on candidates' positions. One of the most important activities is getting public officials on record about the issues that are important to the recovery community and then making sure people show up to vote on Election Day.
In Richmond, VA, the McShin Foundation registered voters at this year's Barbeque Cook-Off
2012 will be a great year for organizing and the time to get started is now. Our constituency of consequence is growing bigger, stronger, and more organized. Join us!
Here are a few things that you can do between now and Election Day:
- Organize a Recovery Voices Count! campaign in your community.
- Educate yourself on the candidates, the issues and the party platforms.
- Add the Recovery Voices Count Logo to Your Email Signature Block.
You can add our Recovery Voices Count logo to your email signature block and draw attention to our campaign and the growing voice of the organized recovery community. Below you will find logo that are available for your download. To download the file, click on the link and then click "save." The file is in zip format and needs to be unzipped to open and view it. You can also add text like "Another Voter for Recovery" or "We Recover and We Vote" to your email tagline.
Recovery Voices can count, if we get out and vote on November 6th. About half of voting-age adults don't take the time to vote. The more people from the recovery community who participate in our nation's civic life, the greater our ability to hold elected officials accountable.
Let us know how you're making Recovery Voices Count! this election season. Email us about your activities and let us know what you’re doing this Election Year. Thanks!