What better way to protect our democracy than to encourage folks to participate in it? (Well, that and expanding voting rights, of course.) One of the ways we can do that is by sharing the information about elections that are happening year-round!
Turnout drops by A LOT in what is called “off-cycle” elections, and historically, Democratic turnout falls quite a bit more than Republican turnout. At a time when Republicans everywhere are embracing the most radical beliefs and voter suppression tactics, we can’t afford to not fight hard for every position in government.
When I publish these monthly calendars, I encourage you to take at least one action to help build awareness of these elections. I have a few suggestions as to how to do this below. Thank you for taking action!
Elections This Month
Click on highlighted text to learn the specifics about that election. You can also go directly to your state’s election website (lookup HERE) to learn more.
January 11 (Tu)
**Florida U.S. House District 20**
Florida State Senate District 33
Florida State House District 88
Florida State House District 94
Maine State House District 27
Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk & Middlesex District
Virginia State House District 29
Plus local elections in Arkansas & Nebraska (see HERE for the list)
January 18 (Tu)
New York State Assembly District 68
School board recall election in Oregon (see HERE for specifics)
January 25 (Tu)
Connecticutt State House District 144
South Carolina State Senate District 31
Plus city council elections in Texas (see HERE for specifics)
How you can help
If you live in one of these states, check to see if this is your district and vote!
If you know anyone who lives in one of these states, let them know they might have an election to vote in. You can share this post or the election link above.
Share this post on your social media and encourage your followers to vote in ALL of the elections they are eligible to vote in.
Thank you for spreading the word!
In the coming year, I’ll be focused on winning the 2022 midterms, pushing positive Democratic messaging, and bringing some relief in the form of good news and cartoons. If you’d like to support my work, you can do that at my Patreon page!