The midterm elections are just around the corner! Voters all across the country will go to the polls and make sure their voices are heard and defend democracy in the local, state, and federal elections on Tuesday, November 8. With a number of major issues at stake, the need to vote now is incredibly important. National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 20, and you can check your voter registration status HERE via When We All Vote, and if you haven’t yet registered, you can do so on the website, or scroll down to register via Rock The Vote.
There are so many issues that you have a voice on — but only if you vote. We live in a democracy, but a democracy only works if all of us who are citizens exercise the power that we have been given to us as citizens, and that is — to vote! There are so many important issues that are on the table and on the ballot in the upcoming election. Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade, the right to reproductive healthcare will surely be a major issue that will be decided at the ballot box, not only in elections for the House of Representatives and Senate but even at the state and local levels.
Of course, there are so many issues that are on the ballot, but one of the most concerning is the protection of American democracy. Since the 2020 election, there have been many leaders working to protect every U.S. citizen’s right to vote, and helping to extend voting rights to make elections more accessible with early voting, vote by mail, and more.
Voting is your right and will do more in reality to affect your life, and the country, than tweeting, signing petitions, joining Facebook groups or marching in the streets. All those things may feel good, but won’t do anything to change laws or policies.
So, the first step to making your voice heard is to register to vote if you haven’t already. Sadly, only about 55 percent of adults vote in presidential elections and less than 40 percent in the midterms. But let’s be honest — has there ever been a midterm election that has been more important than this one?
Now, if you are not registered to vote, we have partnered with Rock the Vote and have embedded their Register to Vote module, right here, right now. So go ahead and get registered — easy, peazy. And now you will be registered to vote November 8. Make sure you also encourage your family and friends to register to vote also!
Then stay tuned to Hollywoodlife.com. We’ll be featuring stars writing about the issues that they care about most to help you be as informed as possible, before you cast your midterm ballots. Get prepared to have your voice heard!!