September 26, 2023

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Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Hey, trick or treaters! if you are in New York Metropolis, you can vote today and get a awesome Halloween-themed voting sticker!

If you just can’t vote these days for the reason that you’ve got witch business enterprise to consider care of, no worries — early voting runs via Sunday, November 6. Your past opportunity to vote is regular outdated Election Working day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are a great deal considerably less scary.

Pumpkin artwork by Rick Weisfeld.

I have been hectic all month doing work on receiving out the vote by producing postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doorways. You can take part in a ton of GOTV activities from dwelling, and I have selections for each and every day by means of Election Working day in the newest edition of my weekly activism e-newsletter.

Click on Here FOR GOTV Options.

You can also discover all the facts you need to have to make your individual voting programs in that identical url.

Pumpkin artwork by Victoria.

Voting in each individual election is crucial, but this a person is primarily crucial if you believe that in everyone’s right to pick. If you are not about to explain to a female or anybody with a uterus to have a kid towards their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to reduce draconian abortion bans. At the federal degree, Republicans are prepared to pursue a countrywide abortion ban. (And following that, they are coming for contraception.) At the community stage, Republicans in state legislatures are pushing point out abortion bans that could consider result as quickly as subsequent 12 months. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the Republican-controlled state legislature has by now voted once in favor of an abortion ban. If the right wing stays in ability there, there will be a different legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The second consecutive vote will then deliver the ban to the people today for their vote. Let us not let it get that significantly, Pennsylvania!

Words of knowledge.

If you’ve formerly acquired into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist mate Robin Alperstein discussed in a Fb write-up past night time that every vote certainly matters, even if you are in a “blue” or “red” state. (Fundamentally, very little is at any time as monolithic as it appears.) I place Robin’s write-up into this Google doc so you can go through it also. If you have additional time to spare — or just overlook viewing/listening to me — you can revisit the lYouTube video I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

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