WHAT TO DO TODAY USA ELECTION 2020
WHAT TO DO TODAY USA ELECTION 2020

2020 has been a year. From COVID19 to the resurgence of the struggle for racial equity and Black Lives Matter to calling for greater collecive accountability, we're all likely barely surviving. However, it's time to do more. We have less than 100 days until the United States of America 2020 Election. Now is the time to show up, engage, & take action. Daily you can find a list of events, actions, & news to help.

Days Until USA Election 2020 (CT)
Day 8

Day 8

Published last at 5:21pm CDT October 26 2020, subject to change throughout the day.

62,014,329 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 45% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election.

With the election just over a week away, many of us are starting to ponder what comes next. With the approval of Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice, there are several issues on the docket for her first week including: abortion and Trump's taxes. Additionally, "Barrett also refused to say whether it’s OK to intimidate voters at the polls, and whether a president has the right to postpone an election. She would not say whether citizens have the right to health insurance. She would not speak up for workers’ rights or gun violence prevention rights," as the Boston Globe reports. The states will have stronger sway in this current SCOTUS makeup which has prompted Vice President Biden to say that he plans to form a specifcal commission to suggest Supreme Court reforms.

The foundations of this country were built in a time when only a select few - a few select white landowning men - could vote. When the guarantee of "freedom" was limited to a small privileged minority. Today Justices live significantly longer, our demographics have shifted greatly. Biden's suggestion is but one step of many that needs to be considered in looking at overhauling not only SCOTUS but the USA government. We see this too as many women - many women of color, many single parent households, have had to leave the workforce in the USA in order to balance work and home during the pandemic. The strides of the last 50 years can be undone when we fail to invest in equtiable family planning and childcare opportunities. Additionally when we do not invest in women finding employment in positions where those benefits are offered.

When you think about voting, I want you to think about:

  • Access to healthcare
  • Access to reproductive justice
  • Dismantling White Supremacy
  • Investing in communities of color and women

Or, better yet, investing in the community of tomorrow, not one of some yesteryear where only a few select enjoyed the "American Dream".

So we need to all:

  • Plan to vote, go to IWillVote.com, and help those in your life to vote as well.
  • Squash misinformation about the Election by staying up to date with the CISA Rumor Control website

News

Election 2020: Voting Guides

Cook County Illinois - If you're in Cook County, look no further for information on how to vote on your judges. Injustice Watch has a guide for you. - Girl, I Guess has a progressive voters guide as well. Also available in Spanish!

California - Cal Matters - Greenlining on Ballot Propositions

I'm collecting voting guides over at #GetYourVotingGuide! If you have one please contribute and share widely!

Events

  • Join Haymarket Books on October 29th at 11:00am to discuss, "The Virus The Climate The Alternative - Ecosocialist Solutions to Capital Crises" with Andreas Malm and Thea Riofrancos. RSVP here.
  • Not a live event, but if you need more from Biden specifically on climate change this weekend Crooked Media, the team behind Vote Save America, interviewed Biden. Watch on YouTube today.

Call to Action

  • Help today to reach folks and educate them about the importance of completing the Census - the North Carolina Demography, part of the Carolina Population Center (CPC), has compiled some tools to help you, read more here. And if you haven't already, go to My 2020 Census and complete your Census online!
  • Are you a cybersecurity professional? University of Chicago's Election Cyber Surge (ECS) program is seeking cyverseurity and IT professionals to offer assistence ahead of and on Election Day. Fill out the form here to help.
  • If you can, donate to help Democrats take back the USA Senate with impact-optimized donations. ActBlue has donations targeted to key states like Senate race in Maine with candidate Sarah Gideon. Donate today!
  • If you voted early, keep your eyes peeled to confirm your vote has been 1.) received and 2.) approved. Examples of ballot tracking programs include BallotTrax and BallotTrace. Here's an article to help you get started.
  • Get your flu shot, here's a list of where to get it.
  • Download and use this "Donald Trump Must [Bin]Go" card that includes actionable items you can do now until Election Day 2020 by Clara Bellum!
  • Read and prepare to vote. Here's a "How to Vote in the 2020 Election" guide prepared by FiveThirtyEight.

Just for fun

Y'all show up and vote. Let this amazing live marching band parade entertaining NYC voters in line warm your heart.


Day 13

Day 13 Published last at 10:50pm CDT October 21 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 43,161,277 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 31.3% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. 31,259,017 mailin ballots and 11 …

Day 13 Published last at 10:50pm CDT October 21 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 43,161,277 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 31.3% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. 31,259,017 mailin ballots and 11,902,260 in-person votes. 13 days to November 3rd 2020. Also, Mel Brooks even chose to get political this year. My father, @MelBrooks, is 94. He has never made a political video....

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Day 19

Day 19 Published last at 12:50pm CDT October 15 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 17,560,471 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 12.7% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. Tuesday evening #TrekTheVote held a panel with …

Day 19 Published last at 12:50pm CDT October 15 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 17,560,471 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 12.7% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. Tuesday evening #TrekTheVote held a panel with 19 Trek castmembers to tackle such topics as climate change, women empowerment, and social justice and equity as a Biden Harris fundraiser. A Trekkie myself, it was refreshing to see...

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Day 21

Day 21 Published last at 12:40pm CDT October 13 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 11,475,707 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 8.3% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. Outside Election 2020, we continue onto day …

Day 21 Published last at 12:40pm CDT October 13 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 11,475,707 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far accounting for 8.3% of the total votes cast in the 2016 general election. Outside Election 2020, we continue onto day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. Day 1 revealed several things including the Republicans trying hard to call these hearing a Constitutional duty, even when four years earlier...

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Day 25

Day 25 Published last at 3:50pm CDT October 9 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 8,283,929 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far. This accounts for 6% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election. This morning we heard from House Speaker …

Day 25 Published last at 3:50pm CDT October 9 2020, subject to change throughout the day. 8,283,929 ballots have been cast for Election 2020 thus far. This accounts for 6% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election. This morning we heard from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she shared an update on Federal government business as it relates to the 25th Amendment: .@SpeakerPelosi News Conference on 25th Amendment - LIVE on...

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