Vote like our future depends on it (because it does)

According to King 5 News, our ballots for the 2018 midterm general elections should have been mailed out by the WA Secretary of State's office on Wednesday of this week. This means that many of you should expect to see your ballot in the mail as soon as Friday, October 19.

Now, it should go without saying, but 2018 is likely to be the most important midterm election certainly in a generation, and possibly of our lives. It is imperative that every single one of us votes. It is imperative that we take all of the anger, frustration, and sadness that we have felt since the night of November 8, 2016, and use it to bend the arc of the moral universe back towards justice.

If we fail to vote, we will lose.

If we fail to turn our friends out to vote, we will lose.

If we fail to turn our family members out to vote, we will lose.

All of the energy, all of the rallies, all of the marches, all of the phone banking, all of the sleepless nights will have been for naught.

So VOTE like your future depends on it, because it does.

Action 1: Find a voter guide that you like and learn about the candidates who are on your ballot

You can find voter guides and endorsements from a number of sources, like FUSE Washington (https://progressivevotersguide.com), The Stranger (https://www.thestranger.com/features/2018/10/10/33619203/the-strangers-endorsements-for-the-november-6-2018-general-election), or plenty of other places. Just Google for "seattle progressive endorsements general election 2018" and you'll find a bunch of options.

Action 2: Share your voter guide with your friends

No seriously, go share it with your friends right now. Post it on Facebook, and email it to your three closest friends.

Action 3: VOTE

Go fill in your ballot right now! Then drop it in the mail! No stamp required!

Background:

https://www.king5.com/article/news/politics/elections/ballots-for-midterm-elections-to-be-mailed-wednesday/281-601411774

DON’T FORGET – ELECTION EVENTS

At-Home Actions

Indivisible National Phone Banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Sign up to receive notifications from Indivisible: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/gotv-volunteer/

Swing Left National Phone Bank: https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters

TEXT BANK FOR SENATE CAMPAIGNS:

Arizona: https://act.azdem.org/page/s/digivol

Nevada: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/nvdems/?event_type=3&is_virtual=true

Postcards to Voters

https://postcardstovoters.org/

Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving progressives a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

Postcards to Voters provides the names and addresses, you make the cards and mail them on your own time.

Vote with Me

Vote with Me is a free phone app that finds the voting records of your contacts, and helps you message them to remind them to vote. People are more likely to listen to voting requests from someone they know.

https://votewithme.us/

MORE ELECTION EVENTS

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/