Each year, we choose one number to inspire and motivate our work. For 2016, it's 475,497. It represents 68% of registered voters in Mecklenburg County.
In 2012, voter turnout in Mecklenburg County was 66.9%. We want to see this number increase incrementally until it's 75% or higher in 2020.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
WTF. Politics is messy and confusing. Sometimes it is ridiculous and disheartening. Other times, it represents our aspirations as a country and the best of who we are as a people.
Regardless of what you think, politics is important. But that doesn't mean it can't also be fun.
#WTFwevote is a new approach to political and civic engagement.
Our mission is to increase the number of people who care enough to take action.
We work to increase voter participation through non-partisan community engagement by registering voters at unexpected places, tweeting about local politics, and creating events that re-imagine political engagement in fun ways.
We're glad you're here, and we hope you stay.
Oh, and one more thing: WTF is short for We're The Future.
There are >300k elected offices in America. If more people ran, we could elevate the conversation and increase # of leaders. @arenasummit