The ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) seeks to contract with motivated and outgoing individuals to join our voter engagement program as phone bankers. This will be a non-partisan effort to engage ACLU members around the importance of The Affordable Housing Act – Proposition 10. Phone bankers will talk over the phone with voters and ACLU members throughout San Diego County.
Contract Position Field Canvassers
The Costa-Hawkins Law has prevented local communities from passing rent control measures to curb skyrocketing housing costs in California since 1995. Rising rent costs disproportionately affect immigrants, people of color, working class, and disabled folks in our communities. This is a civil rights issue. Passing Prop 10 would give local communities the tools they need to address the rising costs of housing.
This is a part-time, temporary contract position that runs through November 6, 2018. Phone Bankers will work 10-15 hours per week, during evenings and weekends under the direction of an ACLU Organizer. Individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, or formerly – incarcerated individuals are encouraged to apply.
About the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties:
The ACLUF-SDIC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 civil liberties and civil rights organization working to advance equality, freedom, and justice. ACLUF-SDIC covers the length of California’s border with Mexico. The ACLUF-SDIC is also part of the ACLU of California, a collaborative of the three ACLU affiliates in California. The ACLU’s California offices are located in San Diego, El Centro, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Fresno, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Together, the three affiliates have more than 300,000 members and 200 staff people in California. In addition to our sister organizations, the ACLU values partnerships and collaboration with community organizations and groups across the state and along the border.
The ACLUF-SDIC utilizes an integrated approach to our work and has a proven track record of success combining litigation, policy advocacy, legislation, research and analysis, public education, strategic communications, and community organizing to achieve meaningful social change. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with our 501(c)4 organization, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Both organizations have the same overall mission. Two separate corporate entities allow us to conduct a broad range of work to protect civil liberties.
As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made. We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. We are the resistance. Join us.
Job duties and responsibilities:
- Educate and engage voters through phone conversations
- Build relationships with ACLU members and potential voters
- Provide information on voter registration, polling locations, and election information
- Effective use of technology and other tools to accurately track and record data after each shift
- Participate and complete any required training
- Ability to learn and discuss the work and mission of the ACLU and the issues around fair housing and Prop 10 - The Affordable Housing Act.
- Must be over 18 years old
- Comfortable speaking with strangers and with people from different racial, ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds
- Ability to work with others in a team
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, with weekend and evening shifts.
Application Procedure: Interested individuals must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references. Positions open until filled, preferably by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an application online through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVpgj_cjZfq39aovk2ChQcf7cnkJj1sO5qvnSpIFOd0jVClQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Positions open until filled.
The ACLU is committed to equal opportunity/affirmative action and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, veterans, and people with arrest records and/or convictions.