What is ballot What is ballot harvesting?

  • AB 1921 allows organized workers (unions) or volunteers to collect absentee ballots from voters and drop them off at a polling place or election office. It allows anybody to walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote by

       mail envelopes with ballots inside, no questions asked, no verified records kept.


  • Many elections were not called on election day as a result of AB1921; it wasn’t until the ballots turned in later were

       counted did elections actually flip.

  • Ex: Congressmember Mimi Walters’s 6,074-vote lead on Nov. 6 turned into an 11,866-vote loss to Democrat Katie Porter. That's a swing of 17,000 votes!


Greatest Challenge of ballot harvesting?

  • Center-right voters are 3x less likely to allow ballot collection


Solution: CWLA’s Busy Women Project

The Busy Women Project was developed to ensure women who believe in limited in government and less taxation have an opportunity to be heard and participate in local elections, without the inconvenience of having to go to the polls or mail

his or her ballot. Endorsed by Civic and Community leaders throughout the state, voters will know their ballot will be

securely delivered and their voice will be heard on election day!


The Busy Women Project is the only program in the state to support center-right women get their ballot to the polls.


Why The Busy Women Project Works:

  • Branded Program

  • Website with Elected official & community endorsements

  • Program promoted through digital advertising and community outreach

  • Launched in partnership with community coffee program

    • Outreach program accomplishes 3 main goals:

      1. Raises awareness of Busy Women Project

      2. Engages women to get involved in communities/elections

      3. Becomes a network of volunteers and future candidates

  • Busy Women Project walkers will be compromised of mostly women and equipped with lists, official badges, and

       a postcard with information about the project.

  • In addition to endorsements, the website will have a text number for any questions pertaining to the program, or

       notify us when they are ready for the ballot to be picked up.

We Look Forward To Sharing How You Can Get Involved Soon!

Questions? Contact: cwla@cwla.us

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