Are you ready to vote in your municipal election in 2022?
Municipal governments are directly responsible for regulating and implementing many of the required solutions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are a universal call to action to address the world’s most pressing challenges. All of the SDGs have targets directly related to the roles of municipal governments.
A strong and consistent participation in the local civic issues and the democratic process is necessary to ensure our elected officials understand the challenges, can build partnerships and can be held accountable.
SDG Cities Municipal Election Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to support organizations, individuals, businesses and others who wish to engage with candidates and communities on important local issues during municipal elections. With this toolkit, SDG Cities supports non-partisan issue focused advocacy in an integrative way using the lens of the SDGs.
Check out the resources available and let us know you are working to raise awareness about local issues this election and connect to others by using the hashtags #LocalMatters #SDGCities #VoteForSDGs.
Vote For the SDGs: A Municipal Election Advocacy Guide for the Sustainable Development Goals
This guide is designed to help those who wish to engage with candidates and communities on important local issues during municipal elections. The SDGs provide a framework for non-partisan, issue focused advocacy. The guide contains curated information and resources to help you create and share your SDG messaging with candidates and your community. With information organized by the 17 SDGs you can learn about What Municipal Governments Can Do to advance the SDGs, find sample Questions for Candidates and Resources to learn more.
Letter Writing Templates
Want to connect directly with candidates? We have created a letter writing template to help you reach out and let them know the issues you care about and the SDGs you are voting for.
Shareable Resources for Social Media
Social media is an important part of election advocacy so let’s get the conversation started!
If you’d like to spread awareness about why the SDGs are important in municipal politics, and how the global goals connect to the issues that matter most to you, your organization and the communities you serve, here are a few messages and suggestions to help you get started.
Let us know you are working to raise awareness about local issues this election and connect to others on social media by using the hashtags #LocalMatters #SDGCities #VoteForSDGs.
Below, you’ll also find graphic assets for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share how you’re voting for the SDGs and which global goals your organization is advocating for.
Or choose your specific SDG:
UN Graphic Resources
Do you want to design your own graphics to tell your followers why you are Voting for the SDGs?
You can find the official media content and graphical assets for communicating the Goals and links for the brand guidelines at UN SDG official resources.