Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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

If you simply cannot vote these days since you’ve obtained witch small business to acquire care of, no concerns — early voting runs via Sunday, November 6. Your past likelihood to vote is typical outdated Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are a great deal much less horrifying.

Pumpkin artwork by Rick Weisfeld.

I’ve been chaotic all month working on receiving out the vote by writing postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doors. You can take part in a great deal of GOTV routines from dwelling, and I have choices for every single working day by way of Election Day in the hottest version of my weekly activism newsletter.

Simply click Below FOR GOTV Alternatives.

You can also find all the facts you will need to make your very own voting ideas in that very same hyperlink.

Pumpkin art by Victoria.

Voting in every single election is essential, but this one is particularly crucial if you feel in everyone’s ideal to decide on. If you are not about to convey to a girl or any one with a uterus to have a kid against their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to protect against draconian abortion bans. At the federal stage, Republicans are ready to pursue a national abortion ban. (And immediately after that, they are coming for contraception.) At the regional level, Republicans in point out legislatures are pushing point out abortion bans that could just take outcome as quickly as subsequent yr. In Pennsylvania, for occasion, the Republican-managed state legislature has by now voted the moment in favor of an abortion ban. If the ideal wing stays in electric power there, there will be a further legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The second consecutive vote will then ship the ban to the people today for their vote. Let’s not allow it get that far, Pennsylvania!

Words of wisdom.

If you have previously bought into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist buddy Robin Alperstein stated in a Fb article previous night time that each and every vote actually matters, even if you’re in a “blue” or “red” state. (Fundamentally, very little is at any time as monolithic as it appears.) I put Robin’s post into this Google doc so you can read it way too. If you have extra time to spare — or just miss looking at/listening to me — you can revisit the lYouTube online video I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

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