In for 10 is the first step in a major voter registration effort by Northland Progress. Being “in for 10” refers to a pledge to register or update registration for ten Missouri voters.
At Northland Progress, we believe the right to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy. Without a high level of voter participation, our government cannot truly reflect the values held by all Missourians.
Unfortunately, from 2008 to 2016, Missouri saw the voting turnout fall from 68.2% to 62.3%*. As of June 1, 2017, a new law requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote threatens to disenfranchise more voters (minorities, the elderly, and poverty-stricken Missourians are less likely to have a photo ID). Other vote suppression efforts are underway at both the state and federal level under the guise of protecting elections from supposed voter fraud.
That’s why on August 26, we are hosting the In for 10 voting rights festival to register voters, educate people about the new voter ID law, and ask volunteers to join us in our effort to register or update registration for thousands of Missourians. Northland Progress will organize teams for registration outings to make volunteering easy and maximize the effect of our efforts.
You don’t need to pledge to be “in for 10” to come party with us on August 26…but we sure hope you will.
*Total ballots counted of Voter-Eligible Population (VEP), per the United States Election Project, available at electproject.org.