Recovery Voices Count Campaign
New Jersey is among the handful of states participating in the National Recovery Voices Count Initiative in partnership with Faces and Voices of Recovery ( www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org ). NCADD-NJ first introduced Recovery Voices Count in the run-up to the presidential election of 2008 and has continued these activities around election season.
Recovery Voices Count focused on three non partisan civic engagement activities:
Voter registration, voter and candidate education, and voter participation on election day.
In 2008, the project was officially launched at the NJ State House in September with NCADD-NJ's Advocacy Leaders supporting the initiative to register voters in recovery from addiction, their families, friends and allies.
This event displayed the importance of building a constituency of consequence around important issues to the recovery community.
NCADD-NJ also worked to educate the public as well as lawmakers about addiction issues through an election voter guide.
In 2008, recovery advocates made clear to the public and candidates that the country’s next leader must be prepared to address addiction recovery issues.
NCADD-NJ's Recovery Voices Count campaigns have focused on voter eligibility, education, producing an election guide, leading voter registration drives, and asking addiction recovery questions to candidates running for Congress. Anyone wishing to help make Recovery Voices Count should contact Aaron Kucharski at 609-477-7085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the 2012 Recovery Voices Count Campaign go to the 2012 election guide.