As I look at the final two days of voting, I imagine that you, like me, are exhausted and angry, yet still determined to inspire more people to get to the polls. First, we should reflect on what we’ve accomplished and realize this is a process that will not end on November 4th.
We have all been part of a movement to educate and motivate people to use their voices and stand up for equality…the culmination of that effort is our vote. We know the issues, we know what’s at stake and we have two more days to connect with people who don’t. What can we still do?
• Contact your political party’s state or county office and volunteer.
• Contact a candidate’s campaign office to volunteer.
• Tell every person you come in contact with that November 4th is Election Day (yes…there are people who do not know this).
• Know your state’s voting requirements and share this with everyone.
• Know where to vote.
• Tell everyone to plug this phone number into their cell phones in case they have trouble voting. 866-OUR-VOTE (888.VE.Y.VOTE Spanish).
• Remind people to vote down ballot and know where candidates stand on their issues in the non-partisan part of the ballot.
We thank all of you, individuals and organizations, for the amazing amount of work you’ve done to get people to understand what is at stake in this election – for creating graphics, researching candidates, tweeting and sharing posts, registering voters, phone-banking and canvassing. While our effort will result in winning candidates and ballot initiatives that will support women and their families; there will be winners and initiatives that will not.
This does not equate loss. Our wins will take us further down the road to equality. It simply means after a rest stop, we will need to continue on our journey.
• View UniteWomen.org’s “Know Your Candidates“ by hovering your mouse over the ACTION tab for your state.
• Learn more about bills the parties have voted for and their Platforms in “The Laws of Two Nations.“
1221 Bowers Street #2225
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-2225