November 28, 2023

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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

If you just can’t vote nowadays because you have received witch business enterprise to take care of, no anxieties — early voting runs by Sunday, November 6. Your previous possibility to vote is regular old Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are much less terrifying.

Pumpkin artwork by Rick Weisfeld.

I have been fast paced all thirty day period performing on having out the vote by creating postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doors. You can participate in a large amount of GOTV things to do from dwelling, and I have choices for just about every working day by way of Election Working day in the hottest version of my weekly activism newsletter.

Click Right here FOR GOTV Selections.

You can also locate all the data you need to have to make your own voting options in that exact url.

Pumpkin artwork by Victoria.

Voting in every single election is critical, but this one is specially critical if you believe that in everyone’s ideal to select. If you are not about to convey to a girl or any one with a uterus to have a child versus their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to reduce draconian abortion bans. At the federal degree, Republicans are completely ready to go after a national abortion ban. (And immediately after that, they’re coming for contraception.) At the area degree, Republicans in point out legislatures are pushing state abortion bans that could consider result as soon as next 12 months. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the Republican-managed state legislature has presently voted when in favor of an abortion ban. If the proper wing stays in electric power there, there will be one more legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The next consecutive vote will then send the ban to the men and women for their vote. Let us not let it get that far, Pennsylvania!

Words of wisdom.

If you have beforehand purchased into old-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist friend Robin Alperstein described in a Facebook publish last evening that each and every vote genuinely issues, even if you’re in a “blue” or “red” point out. (In essence, practically nothing is ever as monolithic as it seems.) I set Robin’s write-up into this Google doc so you can study it also. If you have much more time to spare — or just miss out on seeing/hearing me — you can revisit the lYouTube video I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

If you’re heading to the NYC Halloween parade nowadays, I’ll be with the Witches Vote contingent spreading the concept that “Voting Is Magic.”