Cross-posted at WinningProgressive
It all comes down to Tuesday, when we, the voters, get to decide whether our country will keep moving forward with the Democrats to continue to address the economic and other major issues facing our nation, or whether we will spend the next two years mired in the obstructionism, petty investigations, and government shutdowns that Republicans have promised if they take power.
Here’s what you can do to keep America moving forward:
1. VOTE on Tuesday, November 2
a. Find your polling place here.
b. If you believe you are an eligible voter, but election judges believe you are not, you have the right under the Help America Vote Act to cast a provisional ballot, which means your vote is recorded and your eligibility will be determined later.
c. While state laws vary, it is safest to bring at least one piece of identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, utility bill, or bank statement with your name and current address on it.
d. If you encounter harassment, broken machines, or other problems at the polling place, contact the Voter Protection Hotline at 1-800-311-8683.
e. If you haven’t decided whether to vote, or who to vote for, check out my closing argument in favor of voting Democratic.
2. Urge Your Family and Friends to Vote
a. Visit, call, e-mail, or Facebook your friends and relatives to urge them to vote. Here is sample text that you can personalize and can cut and paste into an e-mail or Facebook posting:
Please join me in voting Democratic on November 2. You can find your polling place here and remember to bring a piece of identification with your name and current address (such as a driver’s license or utility bill) with you to the polling place.
I am voting Democratic because over the past 20 months, President Obama and the Democrats have stabilized our economy from the Bush Recession, produced private sector job growth every month this year, reduced the deficit, ended pre-existing condition health insurance exclusions, reined in Wall Street, and increased student loan funding by $65 billion. Republican leaders, meanwhile, have promised to engage in continued obstructionism, launch investigations similar to what they did to President Clinton, shutdown the government if they don’t get their way, and repeal the Democrats’ common sense reforms of Wall Street and the health insurance industry. Let’s keep moving America forward by voting Democratic on Tuesday.
3. Help Turn Out The Vote
a. If at all possible, take all or some of Election Day off from work so that you can help turn out the vote.
b. Sign up to do door-to-door canvassing, which is the most effective way to increase voter turnout.
c. Call voters from the comfort of your own home to remind them to vote Democratic.