Today, August 18th is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19thAmendment, granting women the right to vote. That landmark moment in American history ushered in 100 years of women’s political participation in greater and more powerful numbers. Now however, with just 77 days until the November 3rd election, concern over possible mail-in ballot delays threatens to undermine the votes of women and all Americans. During the pandemic, many states increased mail-in ballot options as a safety precaution. But the post office has warned most states that it may not be able to meet their deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots.
This #TakeActionTuesday, plan ahead to make sure your vote counts!
- Engage with Congress – Use the All In Together Action Center to contact your Federal representatives in Congress to voice your questions or concerns about the USPS and mail in voting. The USPS requires emergency funding from Congress in order for states to conduct safe and fair elections.
- Create a Plan – Make sure you’re registered to vote, know your polling location, vote early if possible, either in person or by mail. You can find more information on voting in your state
- Volunteer – Sign up to be a poll worker in your area. COVID has created a record number of shortages in poll workers across the country and volunteering can be a huge help.
- Get Inspired – Watch our recent program 19th Amendment: Past, Present, Future to celebrate today’s anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and remind yourself how sacred the right to vote is in our country. Hear from amazing women including keynote Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Abby Wambach, Brittany Packnett and more about how women can lead into the future.
- Donate – Support the grass roots education and mobilization AIT does to get women to the polls in 2020 and beyond.
What is your voting plan? Let us know on social media or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org