Our Vote Is Our Voice
BY JACK LEVINE
In my world of ardent advocacy, not voting is an offense to our status as free citizens. Please do not fall into the trap of complacency. Let’s take every opportunity to accept the obligation to be dedicated citizens of this nation. Our vote is our voice…and we should be passionate about exercising this right which has been fought for, defended and even died for.
It is my earnest hope that despite all of the negativity, vitriol and divisiveness in today’s politics we can come to a place which brings us to pledge to participate as informed, active and dedicated voters. I implore you to participate and encourage others to join you.
Elections not only determine who represents us at the community, state and federal levels, but in many locations, there are referendums on the ballot which impact economic and other policy issues.
Please note that Monday, July 25th is the deadline for registering to vote in the August 23rd Florida primary.
As a non-partisan policy advocate, I have researched a source of non-political information on how to promote voter access and increase participation to encourage members of my 4Generations advocacy network to be informed and active voters.
Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization on a mission to help Americans vote, no matter what. They do this by building technology that increases accessibility at every stage of the voting process, from registration to casting a ballot, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Democracy Works led me to Florida TurboVote – An excellent source for voter guidance. Florida election laws have changed, so I urge you to be up to date on these changes.
The Florida Primary Election is coming up on Tuesday, August 23rd! Take a moment to get ready to vote.
- Check your registration status ASAP to make sure it matches your current address: https://tvote.org/2lZ6ONw.
- Still need to register to vote? Go to your state’s registration website.
- Register online on or before Monday, July 25 to vote in this election.
Or, check with your local election office to learn about other ways to register to vote in this election.
- Request your mail ballot; or
- Any voter in your state can request an absentee/mail-in ballot. Download a request form here: https://tvote.org/2lYNxLP.
- We recommend you fill out your form and mail it to your local election official at least two weeks before the Saturday, August 13 deadline to make sure you have time to receive and cast your ballot before the election.
- Make a plan to vote in person.
- Did you know you can vote early from Saturday, August 13 to Saturday, August 20? (Dates and times may vary by location.)
Learn more about where you can vote early in your area: https://tvote.org/3nLBsvO.
- Planning to vote on Election Days? Florida TurboVote can send info about your polling location the day before the election so you know where to go.
- If you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com
Please make every effort to promote voter education and participation by your colleagues, family members, and everyone in your network.
Regret is preventable. The day after the August 23rd Primary and November 8th General Election Day is a day too late!
Your response to my 4Generations advocacy letters is always welcomed. A note to firstname.lastname@example.org goes directly to me.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – JACK LEVINE
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Director, GRAND Partners