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Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween
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Hey, trick or treaters! if you’re in New York City, you can vote nowadays and get a cool Halloween-themed voting sticker!

If you just can’t vote nowadays since you’ve acquired witch small business to acquire treatment of, no concerns — early voting runs by Sunday, November 6. Your final possibility to vote is regular previous Election Working day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are considerably much less terrifying.

Pumpkin art by Rick Weisfeld.

I have been hectic all month functioning on receiving out the vote by composing postcards to voters, contacting voters, and knocking on doorways. You can participate in a lot of GOTV things to do from home, and I have possibilities for every working day by Election Working day in the hottest version of my weekly activism publication.

Click on Listed here FOR GOTV Solutions.

You can also uncover all the information and facts you want to make your own voting programs in that exact hyperlink.

Pumpkin art by Victoria.

Voting in every single election is significant, but this just one is primarily critical if you consider in everyone’s appropriate to choose. If you’re not about to inform a girl or any person with a uterus to have a child against their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to avert draconian abortion bans. At the federal level, Republicans are completely ready to go after a national abortion ban. (And after that, they are coming for contraception.) At the neighborhood stage, Republicans in state legislatures are pushing point out abortion bans that could just take outcome as before long as future calendar year. In Pennsylvania, for occasion, the Republican-controlled point out legislature has presently voted as soon as in favor of an abortion ban. If the right wing stays in ability there, there will be another legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The second consecutive vote will then mail the ban to the persons for their vote. Let’s not allow it get that much, Pennsylvania!

Terms of knowledge.

If you have formerly bought into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist mate Robin Alperstein described in a Facebook article previous night that just about every vote truly issues, even if you are in a “blue” or “red” state. (Fundamentally, very little is at any time as monolithic as it seems.) I set Robin’s put up into this Google doc so you can read through it also. If you have far more time to spare — or just skip seeing/hearing me — you can revisit the lYouTube online video I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

https://www.youtube.com/look at?v=B6yUYdG8H-Y

If you are going to the NYC Halloween parade these days, I’ll be with the Witches Vote contingent spreading the message that “Voting Is Magic.”