Trick or Treat, and Vote, This Halloween

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

If you just can’t vote nowadays due to the fact you have got witch organization to take treatment of, no problems — early voting operates by means of Sunday, November 6. Your very last prospect to vote is normal previous Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, but if you go early, the crowds are significantly less terrifying.

Pumpkin art by Rick Weisfeld.

I’ve been occupied all month working on getting out the vote by crafting postcards to voters, calling voters, and knocking on doors. You can take part in a whole lot of GOTV actions from house, and I have selections for each and every day as a result of Election Day in the latest version of my weekly activism publication.

Click Listed here FOR GOTV Choices.

You can also come across all the facts you need to make your individual voting strategies in that very same connection.

Pumpkin artwork by Victoria.

Voting in just about every election is vital, but this one is particularly essential if you believe in everyone’s correct to select. If you are not about to tell a woman or any individual with a uterus to have a child in opposition to their will, vote Democrat up and down the ticket to stop draconian abortion bans. At the federal amount, Republicans are completely ready to pursue a national abortion ban. (And after that, they’re coming for contraception.) At the nearby stage, Republicans in state legislatures are pushing condition abortion bans that could get impact as before long as future year. In Pennsylvania, for occasion, the Republican-managed state legislature has by now voted once in favor of an abortion ban. If the appropriate wing stays in ability there, there will be one more legislative vote in favor of the ban in 2023. The 2nd consecutive vote will then ship the ban to the persons for their vote. Let’s not enable it get that considerably, Pennsylvania!

Terms of wisdom.

If you have previously purchased into outdated-fashioned and cynical notions of your vote “not counting,” my activist pal Robin Alperstein explained in a Facebook post past evening that every vote truly matters, even if you are in a “blue” or “red” condition. (In essence, nothing is at any time as monolithic as it appears to be.) I put Robin’s post into this Google doc so you can study it much too. If you have additional time to spare — or just miss viewing/hearing me — you can revisit the lYouTube movie I did for the 2018 midterm elections.

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

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