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7 months and 7 days until November 3, 2020, let's do everything WE can to get out the vote and hear from the majority of Americans. We have the power to leave a safe, prosperous, healthy, clean, honest, democratic nation to the next generation of Americans -- our children and grandchildren.
STIMULUS BILL ON VOTE BY MAIL -- MARCH 29
Moreover, this compromise legislation doesn't include any mandate that states expand voting access. Pelosi's package, by contrast, would have required that states offer 15 days of in-person early voting; remove any excuse requirement to vote absentee by mail; mail every registered voter a ballot in case of an emergency like the current one; and allow voters to register both online and on the same day they cast a ballot. Without these policies, countless Americans may be unable to vote without putting their health at risk.
Election experts have widely recommended that Congress use its authority to immediately require and fund the switch to extensive voting by mail (at least in federal elections) as a way to guarantee that elections still go forward and are conducted in a manner that minimizes potential exposure to the virus among voters and election workers. However, it will take time, effort, and organization to ensure that states can effectively implement such policies, and related measures will be necessary to ensure mail voting doesn’t disenfranchise anyone. This is why Congress must act as soon as possible.
A TSUNAMI OF BOTH "RED" AND "BLUE" STATES Take Vote At Home ACTION -- HURRAH!
California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Hawaii, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Montana, Maryland, Delaware, Alaska, Arkansas and more
REPUBLICAN-LED STATES OPPOSING VOTE BY MAIL . . .
Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin deserves special mention. They ae holding an election on April 7 in the midst of a pandemic with orders for people to stay in and not congregate. The League of Women Voters, and others, are suing in Federal Court.
See individual state pages
RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND SUPPORT A SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT and . . . FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION
Vote at Home Institute -- Phil Kiesling, former Oregon Secretary of State who gave Oregon the best, most secure, most fair voting system in the US -- 20 years ago. Mail in balloting also increases voter participation, especially younger voters.
URGENT -- Write to your Senators and Representative to support Senator Wyden and Klobucher bill to fund mail in balloting. Send this message to all your friends everywhere. We can make a lot of progress in time for the 2020 election.
New York Times Article -- Voting by mail, already on the rise, may get a $500 million federal boost from coronavirus fears
How it Works from ABC in advance of 2018 election -- 'You can't hack paper': How Oregon fights election meddling
March 23 Update
Candidates are coming . . . go to the state pages.
Montana -- Steve Bullock will run for the Senate in Montana to beat Steve Daines
Colorado -- John Hickenlooper will run for Senate in Colorado to beat Cory Gardner
Iowa -- Theresa Greenfield for Senate against Republican Joni Ernst
Maine -- Sara Gideon for Senate against Republican Susan Collins
Kentucky -- Amy McGrath for Senate against Mitch McConnell
Senator Gary Peters in Michigan (battleground),
Senator Tina Smith in Minnesota
Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire
Governor Roy Cooper for a second term in North Carolina -- very gerrymandered, might be a battleground state
Vote.Org -- getting out the vote big time
Big Tent Newsletter -- the kids are taking action
Rock the Vote -- encouraging young people to vote
Movement Voter Project -- Comprehensive list of active groups. Has an identified advisor in key battleground states
Vote Save America -- Pod Save America podcast. Ex-Obama staff with a young and little bit irreverent approach but focused on getting out the vote
League of Women Voters -- old school but might be great. They are leading organization in the Federal lawsuit in Wisconsin. Also likely they have a good, entrenched base, in "red" states.
Four to six states "count" -- Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona. We need a Democrat that can defeat Trump in these six states
Individual state pages with links to good candidates and information about getting the vote out. Let's donate and work to support them.
FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION
Gerrymandering and voter suppression has distorted our election and voting results by skewing the electoral college votes
Efforts to keep people from voting are being promoted heavily in state legislatures
We have a big problem and it is destined to get much worse in the coming months
Connect with Common Cause to see what you can do in your state
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