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SLSV Coalition Nonpartisan Messaging Guide

Nonpartisan voting activists and advocates are essential to ensuring a vibrant and inclusive democracy. Unfortunately, in recent years, political movements have shifted to bring democratic participation within the sphere of partisan debate. As a result, it can often be challenging to speak up for core democratic values and practices while staying nonpartisan. This guide provides some simple messaging advice for how to advocate for core democratic values and practices without engaging in partisanship. **THIS RESOURCE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE**

How would a campus best use this resource?
Use this guidance and examples to craft effective, nonpartisan messaging for core democratic values and practices.
Learning outcomes
Coalition partners will gain a stronger understanding of the boundaries of nonpartisan messaging, and how (and how *not*) to respond to potentially partisan debate around, or opposition to their work of nonpartisan democratic engagement.