Vote for your rights, question your candidates, and learn about anti-immigrant legislation: Civic action to-do list for 10-15-18

3. Vote Like Your Rights Depend On It

The rights of women and girls must be protected by elected officials who prioritize their needs. And, this year’s midterm elections are crucial in determining the direction of the country. Join our voter initiative, Hear Us Vote, make sure you are registered at your current address, and educate yourself on the ballot initiatives and policy priorities of local, state, and federal candidates for office.   

2. Question the Candidates

Before voting, take time to learn the priorities of the candidates that are running for elected office. Over the next 22 days you educate yourself on the candidates and the initiatives that will be on your ballot. You can also attend a town hall, candidate forum, or debate and ask the candidates questions about their priorities and issues that are important to you, like gun violence prevention, reproductive choice, ending violence against women, and economic parity! Learn more about the issues at stake at the League of Women Voters or other voting guides.

1. Public Charge

No one should be penalized for using safety-net programs that are specifically created to help meet basic needs. But cruelly, the Administration is trying to make it more difficult for legal immigrants to become citizens if they use the ‘safety-net’ programs for food, housing, and healthcare. Read this advisory and register for a webinar on Thursday, October 25th at 4:00 p.m. EST to learn about the devastating impacts of this proposed regulation, and make sure to submit your comment before December 10th!

Action AlertDanielle Cantor