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Two Weeks to Election Day: Let’s Harness Our Power

By Katie Breslin, October 23, 2018


I’ve been reflecting on power lately – who has it and who uses it. By the numbers we, millennials and members of Generation Z, should have a lot of sway.

By next year there will be more of us than there are baby boomers. And yet, our concerns – about equality, health care, the environment, student debt, and more – are often cast aside by today’s politicians.

We can change that.

Candidates assume we won’t vote, so they don’t worry much about what we want and need for our community. This election, we have a chance to change that.

Ready? Here’s your voting checklist:

  1. Commit to Vote and Confirm That You Are Registered
    Once you’ve committed and confirmed, reach out to your friends and ask them to do the same.

  2. Make a Plan
    Early and absentee voting has already started in many states. Plan when, where, and how you will vote. Get the information for your state.

  3. Bring Backup
    If you get to Nov. 6 and realize you don’t know what you need to do to vote, or are prevented from casting your ballot, help is just one phone call away. Save one of the Election Protection phone numbers below so you can get the support you need, when you need it:

  • 866-OUR-VOTE/866-687-8683 (English)
  • 888-Ve-Y-Vota/1-888-839-8682 (Spanish/English)
  • 844-Yalla-US/844-925-5287 (Arabic/English)
  • 888-API-VOTE/888-274-8683 (Asian languages)

The midterm elections will set the tone for the next two years as we rebuild our democracy. It’s time we made our voices heard.

Katie Breslin

  • Young Adult Program Manager

As FCNL’s Young Adult Program Manager, Katie organizes, trains, and supports the efforts of young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offers hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.