I am back in New York after spending 34 hours in Nashville, Tennesse encouraging communities to get out and vote. The benefit and the unfortunate reality of New York is that it is often a community collective that acts and votes relatively the same. I know how most of my block feels when it comes to voting. It is engrained into our everyday conversations. I also know not every community, town, and city is like mine. In many places, conversations are rarely had, and the difference in point of views can be overwhelming. And maybe the last election left you disenchanted? Fair. But Election Day is tomorrow, and the midterms are important. If you have yet to act or you are just feeling overwhelmed, leaning on paralysis, here are three things you can do right now:
1. Text five friends and remind them that Election Day is tomorrow. Make a plan to go together. If you have an elderly person in your neighborhood, give them a call and offer a ride or a walk. Have a friend or family member in a swing state? Shoot them a text too. We are each other’s keepers.
2. Find out all the info you may need on your candidates and the issues on a state and federal level with the simple imput of your address with Ballot Ready.
3. Use your social media to inspire followers go vote as well. A simple Instagram story of encouragement does wonders!