White supremacy is working overtime to suppress the Black vote and count us out. What they don’t realize is it’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life, it can’t change overnight. *Lil’ Baby voice*
Either Black lives matter to our elected officials, or the Black vote will put them out of a job.
This is bigger than politics.
This year, we must make the world witness our collective power when we stand together and vote. We’ve had the blueprint laid out for us by our ancestors – now is the time to act.
Here are three things you can do right now to win at the polls:
- Find out if and where you are registered. Are you registered on campus or at home? If you’re not sure, use our Check Your Registration tool. All you need is your name and address.
- Register to vote. Voter registration deadlines vary by state, so if you know you are not registered to vote, use our Voter Registration tool to get started now!
- Pledge to vote. Whether you plan to vote by mail, vote early in person, or vote on Election Day (Nov. 3), take our pledge to vote in the 2020 election! You can choose to vote using any of those options, but be sure to vote once. Voting more than once is voter fraud, and felonies* ain’t it.
*If you’ve ever been convicted of a felony, you can probably still vote. Find out on our Returning Citizens page.
Voting is one of the most critical ways to exercise our power. When we align voting with speaking out, marching, advocating for policy, and coming together in community, we can affect change in the laws and systems that govern our communities.
Please do not let anything come between you and the ballot box this November. We’re here to help you each step of the way.