Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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

If you can’t vote right now simply because you have obtained witch small business to acquire treatment of, no concerns — early voting operates by way of Sunday, November 6. Your very last chance to vote is typical outdated Election Working day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are much less frightening.

Pumpkin art by Rick Weisfeld.

I have been active all thirty day period functioning on acquiring out the vote by composing postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doorways. You can take part in a good deal of GOTV actions from property, and I have alternatives for every working day by Election Working day in the newest edition of my weekly activism newsletter.

Simply click Below FOR GOTV Possibilities.

You can also locate all the information and facts you want to make your own voting designs in that identical website link.

Pumpkin art by Victoria.

Voting in just about every election is essential, but this a person is specially vital if you think in everyone’s ideal to decide on. If you are not about to inform a lady or anybody with a uterus to have a kid from their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to protect against draconian abortion bans. At the federal level, Republicans are ready to pursue a countrywide abortion ban. (And immediately after that, they are coming for contraception.) At the regional degree, Republicans in point out legislatures are pushing condition abortion bans that could take influence as before long as subsequent calendar year. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the Republican-managed state legislature has presently voted as soon as in favor of an abortion ban. If the proper wing stays in electric power there, there will be another legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The next consecutive vote will then send out the ban to the persons for their vote. Let’s not allow it get that significantly, Pennsylvania!

Words of wisdom.

If you have earlier acquired into aged-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist pal Robin Alperstein explained in a Fb write-up final evening that each vote genuinely matters, even if you’re in a “blue” or “red” state. (Fundamentally, practically nothing is at any time as monolithic as it would seem.) I place Robin’s write-up into this Google doc so you can read it way too. If you have more time to spare — or just pass up observing/listening to me — you can revisit the lYouTube online video I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

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