Mission Possible: Support the Arts & Vote!

We’re spreading awareness about two important upcoming deadlines:

  • October 16: the last day for NJ voters to register to vote
  • November 6: Election Day

Your outreach will help make sure that art supporters are aware of the need to register, and are reminded of their civic duty to vote in November.

There is so much at stake in this midterm election. Not the least is with Rep. Frelinghuysen’s (R-NJ11) retirement. An influential arts supporter and chair of the all-important Appropriations Committee, Rep. Frelinghuysen’s moderate conservative voice supported NEA and NEH budget increases, despite proposals to terminate both agencies. Another tenured House member will assume Frelinghuysen’s leadership position. This individual will most certainly face another proposal from the President in early 2019 to eliminate the federal cultural agencies. In addition, there are hotly contested elections in at least four N.J. congressional districts.

For Individuals

1. Make sure you’re registered to vote by October 16th! If you’ve moved, you need to register again!
Check whether you’re registered.
Fill out a voter registration form for your county.

2. Keep an eye on ArtPride’s Candidate Survey Responses to see how your potential representatives in Congress feel about the arts. Head to the polls informed.
Read candidate survey responses.

2. VOTE! November 6th is Election Day.
Find your polling place and show up!

ALL votes count and it’s important that all arts supporters are informed and exercise this right as Americans.


For Arts Organizations

Help get out the vote!

Host a voter registration table in your lobby
Download National Voter Registration Day Organizer’s Toolkit

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day! Consider consider hosting a voter registration table in your lobby that day or another before the registration deadline.

The ArtPride staff can provide volunteers with training and information if you decide to host a voter registration table.

Give a curtain speech:

Sample speech:

You support the arts by being here today and we want to make sure that you know October 16 is the last day for New Jersey voters to register for the November 6 election.

If hosting a voter registration table:

A voter registration table is located in the lobby (name location) and we hope you will visit for more information.

If not hosting a voter registration table:

Please be sure to vote in November. For more information on New Jersey voter registration, please visit artpridenj.com and spread the word – I support the arts and I vote!

Print out a poster for your lobby (click image below to download PDF):


Share an ad on your lobby LCD screen (click image below to download high-res JPG):

Include a playbill ad in your program:

Half page playbill ad – 5.5″ x 8.5″ (click images below to download PDFs):


Quarter-page playbill ad – 4.25″ x 5.5″ (click images below to download PDFs):

Share graphics on social media and in email:

Color (click any image below to download full size):

Black and white (click any image below to download full size):

Get the word out on social media!
Sample posts:

Americans are more mobile than ever before. Have you moved recently? Do you need to update your voter registration? It’s fast and easy.

We’re holding a voter registration drive at [location name] on [date]. Get yourself ready for this year’s election!

Do you know somebody who’s still not registered to vote? Tell them about our registration drive! Check out this link for more information: [link to more information]

Voter registration is easy and only takes a few minutes. Drop by our voter registration table the next time you’re in our lobby for [one of our awesome shows]!

Did you recently turn 18? Change your name? Move? Update your voter registration! Drop by our lobby for a voter registration form today.

Election Day in NJ is November 6! Learn who and what is on your ballot. Visit → http://elections.nj.gov

Election Day in NJ is November 6! Are you registered to vote? Find out here: http://bit.ly/AmIRegisteredNJ

Voter registration deadline is coming up in XX days. Are you registered? http://bit.ly/AmIRegisteredNJ

Friends don’t let friends forget to vote. Get all the info you need to be a good friend here: http://elections.nj.gov



ArtPride plans to run this campaign up to and including Election Day, and we need your help! Not seeing what you need? Reach out to Emily to see what we can do for you!

ALL votes count and we hope that you will help promote this civic responsibility as you gear up for your busy fall season. If you have any questions about this request, please feel free to contact Ann Marie Miller, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy at 609.479.3377 ext.307 or amiller@artpridenj.com

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