For the first time in 20 years, the Minnesota Governor's seat and all state Senate and Representative seats are up for election.

The stakes are high for this 2022 midterm election. Climate change, gun violence, women's rights, LGBTQ equality, racial justice, and even our democracy are on the line.

Up and down the ballot, we can vote for leaders who will prioritize justice—but only if people show up to vote in record numbers. Just 50% of eligible voters in Minnesota voted in the 2014 midterms. That’s why we need your help!

As people of faith and conscience, you can talk to people in your community and increase voter turnout.

MNIPL has created three powerful, non-partisan actions that you and your communities of faith and spirituality can do this summer and fall. They are all based on having conversations.

Together, we can put our values into action and turn Minnesotans out to vote!

Countdown to Election Day!

Which of the 3 actions listed below will your community take? Complete this form and let us know. We're here to help you be successful!

Our Goal: Conversations!

How do we bridge divides and increase voter turnout? By having non-partisan conversations about the importance of voting and providing practical information about the voting process. 60% of eligible voters are never asked to register. You can help by reaching new and infrequent voters in your broader community and among the circles of people you know!

This summer and fall, we invite you to engage potential voters in meaningful conversation based on values. MNIPL has resources, printed materials, trainings, and support to help faith and spiritual communities take on any of these 3 powerful actions.

Knock on Doors

Door-knocking is a great way to connect with people in your faith or spiritual community's neighborhood. Find out what issues matter most to your neighbors and help them be ready to vote. MNIPL will provide in-depth training. Team activity

Download the Door-Knocking Toolkit.

Show Up in Public Spaces

Meet people where they're at. Set up a table outside a public space (like a grocery store, transit stop, or farmer's market) to have conversations and provide information about voting. Team activity

Download the Tabling Toolkit.

Talk with People You Know

This is the MOST effective way to increase voter turnout. As a trusted person in other people's lives, you are the best messenger for encouraging someone to vote. Individual activity

Download the Relational Organizing Guide.

Training Events

MNIPL is offering virtual trainings on each of the three opportunities so that you can feel confident and prepared to choose one or more actions. Join us live or watch the recordings at any time afterwards.  For a customized training for your faith or spiritual community, email [email protected].

Key Election Dates

Primary Election:  Tuesday, August 9
Vote early: June 24-Aug. 8

General Election:  Tuesday, November 8
Vote early: Sept. 23-Nov. 7

Need Support? MNIPL is Here to Help!

We'd love to talk with you about any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have for this 2022 Voter Conversation Campaign! Here's how to reach us:

Resources for Your Faith/Spiritual Community

Shareable Message

Make sure members and visitors of your faith or spiritual community are ready to vote too! Copy/paste this message and use a customized version in emails, bulletins, service/assembly announcements, meetings, and more.

Make a Pledge to Vote!

Voting is an important way to live out our faith and values, and the November 8 midterm elections are coming up soon! Make a pledge to vote as a person of faith and conscience at mnipl.org/voter-pledge [or scan this QR code]. This page also includes helpful links about voting this year.

After making your pledge, help [COMMUNITY NAME] make sure our community, family, and friends are prepared to vote, too! [ADD AN INVITE TO YOUR VOTER CONVERSATION ACTION; TELL THEM WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHO TO TALK TO/HOW TO SIGN UP].

Click to download this QR code (for mnipl.org/voter-pledge) to use in your message.

Sermon/Talk Resources

Our partners at Interfaith Power & Light (the national organization) have resources for developing sermons or talks to your faith or spiritual community. These are non-partisan and give points on the importance of voting. Sign up, and the resources will be emailed to you. Note: IPL is a separate organization from MNIPL.