So what is this, you ask? Vote Save America is a step-by-step guide to help make sure you, your friends, and your family have all the info they need to actually vote on November 6.
But first, we can’t even talk to you until this happens:
Remember, Republican politicians are purging voters from the rolls like crazy, so double-check!
No? Don’t worry, you can register at that link and we’ll never speak of this again.
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At Vote Save America, you’ll get answers to the questions:
Am I registered?
Can I register?
When should I register?
Who and what is on my ballot and what does all the gibberish mean?
Where do I go to vote?
When do I go to vote?
Do I have to vote?
How can I help make sure my friends and family vote too?
Does it really matter?
We’ll answer that one now: Of course it fucking matters!
In 2017, control of the Virginia House of Delegates was decided by a single state-legislative race. And that race was decided by a single vote. One vote made the difference between a Republican legislature and a Democratic legislature. And because so many Virginia Democrats won in 2017, their new Democratic governor was able to expand Medicaid to 400,000 people.
2018 could be this close. Control of the House, control of the Senate, control of state governments all across the country could turn on a handful of votes in a handful of districts. It really does come down to this.
If Republicans win, they will:
Take health insurance away from 20 million Americans;
Pack the courts with more lifetime-appointed right-wing judges that could do things like overturn Roe v. Wade;
Deport more children and families who’ve lived here their entire lives;
Give Trump a blank check to do whatever the fuck he wants;
Shut down the Mueller investigation for good.
If Democrats win, they can:
Stop Trump from passing any more legislation or appointing any more judges;
Protect the Affordable Care Act, and expand Medicaid in some states;
Investigate the most corrupt White House in history;
Pass automatic voter registration, set a $15 minimum wage, protect a woman’s right to choose, or give ex-felons the right to vote in states that have ballot initiatives or Democratic-controlled State Houses;
Draw new congressional districts that aren’t gerrymandered, so that Democrats don’t have a map that sucks this bad ever again.
We’re counting on all of you, but especially our younger Friends of the Pod. For the first time ever, the number of young people who can vote is finally equal to the number of voters in Lovett’s favorite generation, the Baby Boomers. But in 2016, only 46 percent of Millennials voted, while 72 percent of Boomers did. And the numbers are even worse for midterm elections.
Just look at these charts. LOOK AT THEM!
Look at how few millennials who can vote are actually voting. That is dumb. Please don’t let it happen again. Remember, every vote counts, and every voter matters.
Be a voter. Save America.