My Family Votes! Who Are We?
My Family Votes! is not a typical voter engagement group. We are Philadelphia residents, some who have extensive organizing experience, and some who have none. No one is being paid by a candidate or any other political entity. So, we get to say what we mean and mean what we say.
Everyone combines their different skills to build a solid foundation for others to talk to their families and friends about voting.
My Family Votes! started in 2008 during the first election of Barack Obama. Emma Tramble, My Family Votes! founder, served as a community team leader well before the campaign arrived in Philadelphia for the April Primary and provided volunteers with titles.
She noticed that the campaign was targeting infrequent voters who, many times, were living with frequent voters. You know, the type of voter who never misses an election regardless of rain, shine, or hurricane conditions.
Too often, a mother would answer the phone or open a door and would say, "You don't have to come to my house, "My Family Votes!" The campaign instructed canvassers to thank the frequent voter and walk away.
Emma came up with the idea to get black women, the most consistent voters in the black (and many other communities), to champion voting in their own homes.
Our philosophy remains true to our original mission--educate yourself first and then share accurate and actionable information with family and friends.
About the Founder
Emma Tramble is a West Philly native and national community and voter engagement strategist. Emma specializes in determining the needs of community members and tailoring messages, technology, and outreach techniques to move people to action in informed and powerful ways.
Although some may see Emma more publicly, friends, activists, and community members are the engine behind My Family Votes' ability to share information across Philly and beyond.
Emma is available for press interviews and community forums. Contact Us for more details.
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