Go Out and Vote Contest

This morning, our good friend, Amy Waninger of Lead at Any Level called out Tony and I on Twitter.  She knows we’re both politically active, and she challenged us to “get young people to the polls.” Here at Insurance Nerds, we don’t believe the negative stereotypes about Millennials. And we work tirelessly every day to prove to employers in our ecosystem that they’re untrue.

One place where they are true is in voting numbers. In June, a poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic indicated that only 28% of people aged 18-29 said they were “absolutely certain” they will vote in November, while 74% of seniors answered this way. We want to do our little part to change that truth. Voting is our civic duty, and working in a highly regulated industry, we must show up at the polls. Those we elect can affect every aspect of our industry’s future.

So, let’s meet Amy’s challenge and show her that Insurance Nerds (of all ages!) vote! We’re going to run a little contest to make this even more fun.  You’ll have 3 ways to participate:

1. Now through 11/5, send us a screenshot showing that you’re registered to vote.  You can go to vote.org to check your status.  I did it, and it took about 10 seconds; if you’re not, they have resources to help you get that solved.

Use this form and send us a screenshot like the one above and that gets you 1 entry!


2. On 11/6, send us a selfie using this form wearing your “I voted” sticker and that’s your second entry!


3. Tweet @InsNerds with your selfie and the hashtag #InsNerdsVote and that’s your third entry.


We’ll draw a winner from each category, and you’ll receive a credit good for 1 book in our catalog and a free copy of Network Beyond Bias by Amy Waninger!  If you participate in all 3 categories, you’ll be entered in a drawing for 1 pass to next year’s 2nd Annual Insurance Nerds Day!

About Carly Burnham

Carly Burnham began her insurance career in 2004 as an office assistant at an agency in her hometown of Duluth, MN. She got licensed as a producer while working at that agency and progressed to serve as an office manager. Working in the agency is how she fell in love with the industry. She saw firsthand the good that insurance consumers experienced by having the proper protection. When Carly moved to Des Moines in 2010, she decided to commit to the industry, and she completed her CPCU in one year finishing it in 2012 and attending commencement in New Orleans. She completed her MBA at Iowa State University in 2014. During this time, she and Tony founded a Gen Y Associate Resource Group at Nationwide in Des Moines. After they had both left Nationwide, Tony recruited Carly to co-author and manage InsNerds.com. She has the difficult task of keeping his constant flow of crazy ideas focused and helping to flesh them out into useful articles. Carly enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas about the future of the industry and finds the website a good outlet for this passion. Carly is involved in the the CPCU Society Underwriting Interest Group. She also writes "Next Wave" a monthly column in the "Perspectives" section of Best's Review.

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