Today is National Voter Registration Day, a day each year that organizations around the country encourage people to get registered to vote.
Our mission at the YWCA National Capital Area calls us to commit to racial and gender justice. We believe that voting rights and the fight for racial justice are deeply interconnected. As our communities continue to take to the streets to demand justice and equality, it’s more important than ever to ensure fair and equal access to the ballot box.
Here are your calls action today:
1. Register to vote! Already registered? Double check. Do that here: https://www.whenweallvote.org/
2. Help register others to vote! Find 5 friends, family, or community members and share with them voter registration information. We’ve made it easy. Share this link: https://www.whenweallvote.org/
3. Commit to VOTE! Take the YWCA pledge today! Share with your friends and family.
4. Make a voting plan! If you are planning to vote by mail, request your ballot today. In DC, all registered voters will be mailed a ballot. In Maryland and Virginia, you must request a ballot to be mailed to you. If you plan on voting in person, find out when early voting starts and research your polling place. Finally, find out what is on the ballot this year. Local elections matter. You can do all of this on Vote411.org, which is available in both English and Spanish.
5. Show your support! Purchase an Empowered People Vote sign from our Signs Against Racism campaign. You can do that on our website or call us at (202) 626-0700. Bulk orders are available.
As always, we thank you for your commitment to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
It is a moment of reckoning for our nation, and a moment that demands more: More voices heard. More votes cast. More Americans coming together to decide our collective future.
Empowered People Vote!