6.5 Elections 2012: Engaging Consumers, Candidates, and Your Community


Conference Presentation | July 27, 2012

Files: National Coalition for the Homeless Brochure (PDF | 340 KB | 2 pages) Election Checklist for 501(c)(3) Public Charities Ensuring Election Year Advocacy Efforts Remain Nonpartisan (PDF | 200 KB | 2 pages) National Homeless and Low Income Voter Registration Week Handout (DOC | 856 KB | 1 page)

The upcoming elections offer an exciting opportunity to use the political process to raise awareness and prioritize ending homelessness. Presenters will explain ways a 501(c)(3) can participate in election activities, including voter registration, education, and candidate engagement.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Isaiah Castilla, Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC
  • Kurt Rogers, Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago, IL
  • Michael Stoops, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC (Speaker/Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Tumiel, Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago, IL