People in line until after midnight in Georgia. Voters locked out of their polling places in Louisville.
“If your vote held no power, no one would try to silence you.”
The November elections will be some of the most critical elections of our lifetimes. We say it so often because it’s true. And you have a powerful role between now and November 3.
Today, MoveOn is launching Your Vote Is Power, a brand-new initiative that will use art and culture to drive voter registrations with the goal of turning out an unprecedented number of young voters and people of color this November. Your Vote Is Power is a partnership of MoveOn and Amplifier, in collaboration with emerging and leading visual artists.
In the months leading up to the November elections, MoveOn members will work to inspire new voters to go to the polls through innovative voter engagement tactics, art installations, distribution of posters, stickers, postcards, and other creative tactics that create a culture of voting.
We are offering free stickers displaying one of the initial works of art to all MoveOn members. You can get the first one right out the gate!
Young people and people of color, along with women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and others, are disproportionately impacted by federal and state policies and Supreme Court rulings. But too often, they are shut out of the political conversation, are told that their votes don’t matter, or face long lines, dysfunctional systems, broken machines, and changing and arbitrarily enforced rules that prevent their votes from being cast or counted.
The past few months have been a preview of what November could look like, as people in states like Georgia, Kentucky, and Wisconsin were forced to wait in long lines for hours to vote in primaries. The longest lines were in communities of color, where, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, voters had to choose between risking their health and exercising their right to vote.
But we can change this.
By acting together, we can build a better country where everyone can thrive.
Thanks for all you do.
–Michael, Amy, Mary, Rahna, and the rest of the team