Register and Vote! (Please?)

Eek! I meant to post this almost two weeks ago :X Some dates unfortunately have already passed – but some we’re coming down to the last minutes … and a few more you’ve got a few days so the point is, if you haven’t yet registered to vote and still can – DO! NOW! PLEASE!

Seriously with the UN reports on climate change, everything happening politically, even Taylor Swift broke her silence. (And told people to vote again when she accepted her AMA Artist of the Year Award). Make sure you also check your voter registration is still active, because for quite some time now there have been countless reports of people who suddenly weren’t registered anymore.

 

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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AlaskaSunday, October 7 is your registration deadline.  You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

ArizonaTuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Arkansas Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or by mail; your form must be postmarked by Tuesday, 10/9.

Delaware Saturday, October 13 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Florida Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Georgia Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Hawaii Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification. You can also register at the polls on election day or during early voting!

IdahoFriday October 12 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification. You can also register at the polls on election day!

Illinois Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register online through Sunday, October 21 with certain identification. While Illinois does have election-day registration, the process is more complex than in other states. We strongly recommend registering early.

Indiana Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Kentucky Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

MichiganTuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or register by mail.

MississippiMonday, October 8 is your in-person registration deadline. You can register by mail if your registration is postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.

MissouriWednesday, October 10 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Montana Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or register by mail. You can also register late in Montana, but you must register in person at the county election administrator’s office.

Nevada Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person through Tuesday, October 16 or you can register online with certain identification through Thursday, October 18.

New Mexico Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

New YorkFriday, October 12 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification. If you mail your registration, it must be postmarked by October 12 and received by the October 17.

North Carolina—Friday, October 12 is your mail-in registration deadline. You can register in person during early voting until Saturday, November 3.

Ohio Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or register by mail or register online with certain identification.

OklahomaFriday, October 12 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or register by mail.

Pennsylvania Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Rhode IslandSunday, October 7 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

South CarolinaFriday, October 5 is your in-person registration. Your online registration deadline is Sunday, October 7. You can register by mail until Tuesday, October 9.

Tennessee Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person, register by mail or register online with certain identification.

Texas Tuesday, October 9 is your registration deadline. You can register in person or register by mail.

UtahSunday, October 7 is your mail-in registration. You can register in person or register online through Tuesday, October 30. You can also register at the polls on election day or during early voting!

WashingtonMonday, October 8 is your online and mail-in registration deadline. You can register in person until Monday, October 29.

 

And on a lighter note … the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Nominees list is out – you can check it out, and vote too for who you want to see inducted!

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