December 9, 2023

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Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Hey, trick or treaters! if you are in New York Town, you can vote right now and get a neat Halloween-themed voting sticker!

If you just can’t vote currently due to the fact you’ve acquired witch business enterprise to acquire treatment of, no anxieties — early voting runs as a result of Sunday, November 6. Your very last possibility to vote is frequent previous Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are significantly less frightening.

Pumpkin art by Rick Weisfeld.

I’ve been active all thirty day period operating on acquiring out the vote by writing postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doorways. You can participate in a large amount of GOTV actions from dwelling, and I have selections for each individual day by Election Day in the latest edition of my weekly activism e-newsletter.

Click on In this article FOR GOTV Options.

You can also locate all the information you need to make your possess voting plans in that similar url.

Pumpkin art by Victoria.

Voting in every election is crucial, but this just one is in particular crucial if you feel in everyone’s appropriate to opt for. If you are not about to notify a lady or any one with a uterus to have a kid versus their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to stop draconian abortion bans. At the federal amount, Republicans are completely ready to go after a national abortion ban. (And immediately after that, they’re coming for contraception.) At the regional degree, Republicans in state legislatures are pushing state abortion bans that could get impact as before long as next calendar year. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the Republican-controlled point out legislature has previously voted at the time in favor of an abortion ban. If the appropriate wing stays in electric power there, there will be yet another legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The next consecutive vote will then send the ban to the folks for their vote. Let us not let it get that significantly, Pennsylvania!

Words of wisdom.

If you have formerly purchased into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist buddy Robin Alperstein defined in a Facebook post very last evening that every vote certainly issues, even if you’re in a “blue” or “red” point out. (Mainly, very little is at any time as monolithic as it looks.) I place Robin’s write-up into this Google doc so you can read it far too. If you have a lot more time to spare — or just skip looking at/hearing me — you can revisit the lYouTube video clip I did for the 2018 midterm elections. at?v=B6yUYdG8H-Y

If you’re likely to the NYC Halloween parade right now, I’ll be with the Witches Vote contingent spreading the information that “Voting Is Magic.”

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