Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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

If you just can’t vote currently due to the fact you have got witch small business to consider treatment of, no worries — early voting operates through Sunday, November 6. Your last chance to vote is typical outdated Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are considerably significantly less horrifying.

Pumpkin art by Rick Weisfeld.

I’ve been busy all thirty day period performing on having out the vote by crafting postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doors. You can take part in a good deal of GOTV activities from dwelling, and I have solutions for every single day through Election Day in the newest version of my weekly activism publication.

Click on In this article FOR GOTV Possibilities.

You can also come across all the information you want to make your possess voting options in that very same hyperlink.

Pumpkin artwork by Victoria.

Voting in each and every election is significant, but this 1 is in particular crucial if you believe that in everyone’s right to select. If you are not about to tell a lady or anyone with a uterus to have a child towards their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to avert draconian abortion bans. At the federal level, Republicans are completely ready to pursue a nationwide abortion ban. (And following that, they are coming for contraception.) At the nearby degree, Republicans in condition legislatures are pushing condition abortion bans that could just take impact as quickly as subsequent yr. In Pennsylvania, for occasion, the Republican-controlled point out legislature has now voted at the time in favor of an abortion ban. If the appropriate 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 send the ban to the people today for their vote. Let us not enable it get that considerably, Pennsylvania!

Words of wisdom.

If you have formerly acquired into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist good friend Robin Alperstein described in a Fb publish previous night time that each individual vote genuinely issues, even if you are in a “blue” or “red” state. (Mainly, nothing at all is ever as monolithic as it appears.) I place Robin’s submit into this Google doc so you can read it as well. If you have additional time to spare — or just miss observing/hearing me — you can revisit the lYouTube movie I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

https://www.youtube.com/check out?v=B6yUYdG8H-Y

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