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.
March 11 (Fri)
Georgia Statewide Runoff Election
March 22 (Tu)
New York State Assembly District 43
Plus local elections in Maine, Oregon, Texas (see HERE for more)
March 26 (Sat)
Louisiana primary elections (see HERE for more)
March 29 (Tu)
South Carolina State Senate District 31
Plus a recall election in Maine (see HERE for specifics)
Easy ways you can help
If you live in one of these states, check to see if this is your district and vote! Use this tool to find out what state districts you are in.
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!
This 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!
Postcards to Voters always has a campaign that need writers. Great mode for exercising activism from home. Go to PostcardstoVoters.com to get started.
Yes, I’ve featured them many times. Thanks for bringing them up.