Tuesday, September 25, 2018

United States Voter Registration Day 2018

Today is Voter Registration Day in the United States and we all need to make sure we are registered to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections on November 6th, 2018. This will literally be the most important election in the history of the United States. We normally have one of the lowest voter turnouts among first world, industrialized nations but our Democracy, our Constiution, and our very future as a nation is at risk. Please, please, please, make sure you are registered to vote--and if you are not, PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE! It is the ONLY way to exert your influence and power, it is the ONLY way to speak directly to our leaders, and it is the ONLY way to protect the idea of fairness and balance and Democracy. It is THE way to participate and shape your OWN life.

To be able to vote, you need to be a US citizen, at least 18 years old by election day (do you hear that young men and women, YOU will be able to tell the current leaders to stop gambling with your lives via gun violence, climate change, the erosion of health care, or any of the other myriad ways conservatives are trying to hurt you!) and able to meet any other requirements your state dictates.

To see when the deadline to vote is in your state, please visit U.S. Vote Foundation:

To check if you are already registered to vote (and please DO double check since the Republicans have purged voter rolls in a Draconian effort to reduce voter turn out), visit usa.gov:

To REGISTER to vote, please visit Vote.gov:

If you would rather register in person, you can find your local voting registration office by visiting:

If you would prefer to register by mail, please download the National Mail Voter Registration Form by visiting the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's site at:

And once you are confirmed or registered, please please please go and vote, and encourage everyone you know to do so as well. Complacency let in this current wave of Fascism, nationalism, and cruelty, and we can stop it on November 6th, 2018.

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

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