Please, Just Vote

So it’s been a harrowing week (month…year…years) in America and the world. We are lucky enough to live lives of privilege. And with that privilege, comes a responsibility to speak up and protest and give money and give time and amplify those voices that aren’t usually heard. And, most importantly, we can vote.

There are 28 days between now and the midterm elections, which will determine the direction of our country for the next two years and beyond. So please, please, please make sure are you registered to vote! Unfortunately, the deadline to register for some states has passed, and in many places that deadline is today (we’re looking at you, fellow Kentuckians). So make sure you’re on the list. And then, get ready for November 6th. Research your candidates. Request an absentee ballot if you need one. Plan your day. Look up your polling place ahead of time. And bring a friend.

For short videos explaining everything you need to know about how to vote in every state, go here.

For a list of registration deadlines, go here.

Some states allow early voting or voting by mail. If for some reason you can’t get to the polls on November 6th, see if your state allows this (and if they don’t, make sure you request an absentee ballot).

Find your polling place here (scroll down to use locators for individual states) and make a voting plan. If you need help getting to the polls, Uber and Lyft are offering free or discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.

And if you’ve done all that and you want to help other people do all that, go here or here to find out how you can volunteer in person or virtually in a swing district near you, to help flip the House and maybe even the Senate next month (this blog is unashamedly partisan).

Your vote is your voice. None of us can afford to stay silent. Make sure yours is heard.

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