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Get Out the Vote

There are people in my circle who are in the field of politics and who are telling me that currently Republicans are registering people to vote at a faster rate than Democrats. Anyone who is registering Republican right now is almost certainly a Trump voter.

We cannot leave a single vote on the table. Are you all registered? Do you have a plan for voting? Are your friends registered?

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Have you checked out Biden’s policies and are able to spread the word about the parts you agree with and believe in? He was not my first (or even third) candidate and I know that his policies may not be ideal, but there is still good stuff there.

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Increasing federal minimum wage to $15, working to codify Roe v. Wade, repealing the Hyde amendment, rescind the Global Gag Policy, ending the separation of parents and children at the border, removing the barriers to claiming asylum at the border, end the indefinite detentions of immigrants that violate the Flores policy, the Green New Deal, ensuring access to clean water in communities like Flint, Michigan, reversing the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, enactment of the Equality Act to ensure that civil rights are guaranteed to LGBTQ+ people, increasing access to funding/capital for Black-owned small businesses, implementing Congressman Clyburn’s 10-20-30 plan to tackle persistent poverty...

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A lot of my impetus for voting Biden/Harris was that they are not Trump/Pence, but I think my messaging needs to shift to what Biden/Harris stand for. I just want to make sure that when the election rolls around, I feel like I did all I could to make sure everyone I know registered and voted. I’m currently terrified about the potential for a Trump victory and am highly motivated to do my small part to make that not happen.

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