First they launched a petition that helped Candy Crowley land her gig as female moderator of the second presidential debate.
Now these three New Jersey teens are giving American women a pep talk for the election.
Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis want you to vote this November 6! Use this guide to make sure you have what you need at the polls!
In our latest pep talk, Emily tells the story of finding her own voice to speak up for her family.
As the daughter of two moms, Emily grew up in Massachusetts. She was 14 when the state’s marriage debate began, putting Emily’s family at the receiving end of nasty political rhetoric.
One radio station took it too far, and Emily called in to respond to a conversation about the children of LGBT parents. That day, Emily realized the importance of her voice and her experiences.
This Tuesday, November 6, Emily will use her voice and vote. Will you join her?
What will you use your voice to vote for? Record your own video and share it with us today!
Who and What the F***Are We Voting For!? — A Party - by Casey Caplowe
Even if you’re not one of the potentially mythical undecided voters in the presidential race, you may still be one of the roughly 100 percent of people (we made that up, but it feels right) who are undecided on the various ballot measures and state and local races you’ll find in front of you on November 6.
To help solve this problem and cram for the big event coming up just around the corner, we’re proposing a Who and What the F—- Are We Voting For!? party.
The idea is simple:
Find a spot to have a party. Invite some friends. Assign each guest one of the non-presidential races or ballot measures and ask them to prepare a short presentation (two minutes) to be delivered to everyone else at the party. During the party, as people present (questions and consulting the internet is fine) everyone fills out the DIY Voter Guide we’re providing below to bring to the polling booth as a cheat sheet. And we figured some drinking doesn’t hurt, so we’ve got a simple drinking game you can follow along with too.
If you’re into it:
- Click here to download a toolkit and to-do list to help you make it happen.
- Click here to download the DIY Voter Guide and Drinking Game (print one copy for each attendee).
- Click here to see if there’s any of these events happening near you, or add your own to the list on GOOD’s Meetup Everywhere page.
- And we suggest grabbing the image from the top of this post to use in your invite email to friends. (To download it, just right-click (or control-click if you’re on a Mac) the image and save it to your computer.)
And as you get more into it, here are some resources to figure out what’s on the ballot near you:
- For full listings of what’s on the ballot in your zipcode: theballot.org or pollvault.com
- For the GOOD Community’s reviews on Ballot measures - vote.good.is
- Many local newspapers have good voter guides and even endorsements published. We suggest searching for those perspectives to help you along your way.
Cheers! America is lucky to have citizens like you.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, you have some serious choices to make – and from the ballot box to your closet, we’re with you all the way.
That’s why we’re asking you to show off your personal, patriotic style by sending us a picture of the shoes you’ll wear to the polls.
To submit your shoes, just e-mail your first name, state, age, and your pic to email@example.com.
Be sure to tell us why you picked these shoes: sneakers for a workout, heels for the office, black flats for a restaurant job, or perhaps some bunny slippers or combat boots for folks filling out an absentee ballot.
We’ll post our favorites here and on Twitter (@itsmyvote, #OMGshoes) so check back between now and Election Day to see who wears what to the polls.
The It’s My Vote team
Cool! What shoes do you plan to wear to the polls?