Republicans are engaging in overt voter suppression and intimidation all over the country—we have to be bigger, stronger and more agile than them. Folks who rely on scared, ill-informed voters to tune out and stay home are exactly who we need to defeat at the ballot box in November.
To that end this page of voting resources will be up and live from now on, updated with new links and quotes.
Indiana purged 460k voters.
Georgia is freezing 50k newly registered Black voters
North Dakota is disenfranchising thousands of Native Americans
Florida’s voter registration site went down two days before the deadline (and they never fixed it).
— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) October 12, 2018
Talk about an all-hands-on-deck moment for this country: my 104-year-old grandmother is writing voter postcards.
— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) October 23, 2018
Here’s what you can do to make SURE your vote is counted:
Early & Absentee Voting
✅ Find out how your state handles both at National Council of State Legislators
Check Your Registration
✅ Voters across the country are getting summarily thrown off the rolls; check your registration regularly until Election Day
GA Residents: Check Greg Palast’s Database
✅ More than 53,000 voters have been thrown off the rolls by Brian Kemp—GA gubernatorial candidate and election referee as Secretary of State. Voting advocate Greg Palast has gained access to the purge list and has created a database where you can check your registration. (link)
Review Your Ballot
✅ Ballots are long and confusing; you’ll likely not recognize some of the candidates and proposals. Find your regional ballot with BallotPedia
Elevate Your Research
✅ In addition to Greg Palast there are amazing citizen journalists cracking open stories that mainstream news will not touch
- Jay McKenzie—Oligarch dark money
- Jenny Cohn—Voting infrastructure
- Marilyn Marks—Election integrity
- Wendy Siegelman—Incredible investigative journo
- Greg Olear—Trump Russia scandal
Call to Confirm
✅ Local-elections officials *work for you* so call them to verify receipt of absentee ballots and to check and re-check voter registrations. If you have a friend or family member who needs help offer to make the call on their behalf. I called and went online to confirm and it took me less than 10 minutes! Here’s a twitter thread to help you:
— Will's Nov. 6th Voter Jamboree (@bywillpollock) October 22, 2018
Volunteer & Donate
Do you have an addition, suggestion or quote for this page? Please reach out using the box below.
Watch this video below and get PUMPED UP!
— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) October 22, 2018
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (the award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.
Obsessed with good storytelling and journalistic excellence, Will uses snark, humor and reason to distill dumb shit and make it fun. He is a seeker/maker of non-consensus news, and cures his crankies by finding the nut in every story.
As for-profit media continues to fail us, it’s more important than ever to find reliable sources. Authentic storytelling exists—you just have to look for it. On this blog you’ll get ideas, not ideology. Sass with class. Reporting with rapport. Evidence with a touch of evil. You get the idea.
Support independent authors, writers, artists, journalists and professionals. Buy a book, leave a review, start a discussion. Show solidarity so that we can achieve greater balance and, in the end, learn more.