Spread The Vote/Project ID is now present and active in Louisiana! We are a 501c3 non-profit which guarantees that anyone who resides in Louisiana is able to obtain a valid Louisiana ID. There are over 21 million Americans who lack the ID they need to live full lives and many of them are here in Louisiana. At Spread The Vote + Project ID, we help members of our communities obtain the IDs they need for jobs, housing, health care, and, most importantly, identity. We also make sure each person we help obtain an ID is able to register to vote and is provided with easy to understand, comprehensive, and engaging voter guides prior to elections and transportation to the polls.
We are only able to do this amazing work by utilizing volunteer advocates. Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization! They attend “tablings” with our partner organizations located within the chapter’s area. A few of the populations we focus on are: the homeless, veterans, youth, low-income, domestic violence survivors, students, and returning citizens (formerly incarcerated persons). At these tablings we do intake for anyone who needs help getting an ID. We pay for all costs associated with obtaining an ID including paying for supporting documents (birth certificate, social security card, etc) and providing transportation to and from the DMV. Our volunteer advocates are managed by a volunteer chapter leader with support from the state director.
We will have a group training on Saturday, May 11th from 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM at the St. Tammany Parish Library Slidell Branch 555 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458
Please bring the following: Laptop and/or tablet and any charger needed. Copy of the attached Volunteer Interest Survey. Everything we do (outside of transporting clients) is done via laptop or tablet to protect the personal information collected from our clients.
If you’d like to do the training in advance because you are unable to make it or would like to be considered for the role of St. Tammany Parish Chapter leader please contact Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org!