The US mid-term elections will be held on November 8th, and Star Trek actors are asking for volunteers.
With the mid-term elections so close, Star Trek actors, including Kate Mulgrew, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Tim Russ, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Garrett Wang came together in an effor to encourage “Starfleet members” to volunteer to support voters and help spread the word about the vote. [via Trekmovie]
Trek the Vote, which is a grassroots movement of Star Trek fans volunteering with non-partisan, pro-democracy groups nationwide, matches volunteers with opportunities in their areas. Potential volunteers will fill out a short questionnaire at the website, and based upon their answers, they could be trained as poll workers, conduct information voter outreach, address accessibility needs at polling places and so much more.
Star Trek actors encourage voters to volunteer and remind us all that it is our duty.
Trek the Vote isn’t about partainship nor are the actors telling you who to vote for. Instead, they are encouraging everyone to fulfill a need. Many mission opportunities exist,even if you don’t want to volunteer in person. Voter Morale Officers work from home coordinating logistics for delivery of food, water, and other supplies to voters who may be waiting in long lines. And, depending upon your skills, you could be recruited for advanced training that will really make a difference in November.
Volunteering through Trek the Vote (or just volunteering on your own) is important. This isn’t about voting red or blue; it’s about voting and making sure everyone has that opportunity on November 8th. Tim Russ encourage us to live long and prosper in the video, and one of the ways we can do that is through helping others. So if you haven’t considered it before, visit Trek the Vote’s website and see if it’s a fit for you.