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“It feels good to have a physical task to focus on. I’ve also signed up to be a poll worker in November.” 

– BigTentUSA Member

BigTent Activism Campaigns

Special Action: Book Banning

Unite Against Book Bans

A small but vocal group is driving the current flood of book bans in school and public libraries across the country. It's important to counter those voices by uniting in support of the freedom to read in your local community. How can you and your community unite against book bans? We've put together this action toolkit to help you get started.

Support the Unite Against Book Bans campaign by using their comprehensive toolkit (Talking Points, Contact Decision Makers, Contact Media, Grassroots Organizing, Social Media Tools, Branded Materials).
Special Action

PEN America

Books are under profound attack in the United States. They are disappearing from library shelves, being challenged in droves, being decreed off limits by school boards, legislators, and prison authorities. And everywhere, it is the books that have long fought for a place on the shelf that are being targeted. Books by authors of color, by LGBTQ+ authors, by women. Books about racism, sexuality, gender, history. PEN America pushes back against the banning of books and the intolerance, exclusion, and censorship that undergird it.

PEN America tracks all book bans in libraries and classrooms across the U.S. in our Index of School Book Bans, updated for the 2021-2022 school year.
Special Action
Phone Bank to Combat Voter Purging

Combatting the Voter Purge in NC

The NC State Board of Elections purges voters from the registration files every odd-numbered year. Voters who are "purged," or removed, from the voter registration files are often unaware that this has happened until they try to go vote on election day and get turned away.

Join New Rural Project's phone bank calling voters who have been purged from the NC voter file to ensure they know they have been purged and give them information on how to re-register to vote.
Special Action
Letter Writing

Writing letters is another impactful step you can take during an election cycle. 

Write Letters To Wisconsin Voters

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court decides all kinds of important issues like what voting laws can be enacted, what legislative districts are fair, and what ballots can and can’t be counted. Wisconsin could very well decide the next presidential election, so the stakes are high for whoever wins the State Supreme Court elections this spring.

  Each letter we send delivers essential information and assistance to the voters most likely to be disenfranchised by Wisconsin’s strict voter ID laws.
Write Letters

Write Letters To Wisconsin Voters (Mail Letters on March 28)

Vote Forward just launched its first letter writing campaign of 2023! You can now write letters to Wisconsin voters ahead of the April 4 WI Supreme Court election.

The WI Supreme Court could issue rulings on everything from abortion access to the fairness of Wisconsin’s electoral maps and election policies—decisions that will impact the rights of Wisconsinites and state and national elections for years to come.

Vote Forward letters have been proven effective at turning out voters, and with your help, we can reach as many potential voters as possible ahead of this important election.
Write Letters
Attend Virtual Events

National Constitution Center Announces New Town Hall Programs for Winter/Spring 2023

Join them for a wide range of topics including history of the abolitionist movement, slavery and liberty at the time of the founding, Tocqueville in America, amendment reform, civic virtue, and more

Text Banking

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Ballot Curing

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Post Card Writing

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Voter Hotline

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Ongoing Action

Tell Advertisers to Drop Fox with Media Matters

Fox News' programming is becoming increasingly extreme, deceitful, and racist. The network is also functioning as Trump's personal propaganda operation.