Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Voter Registration Day
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Woo-hoo! Today is National Voter Registration Day – a day that celebrates what our democracy is all about. And in 2018, this day is more important than ever.
Look, I’ll be blunt: Democrats have a real shot at taking back the House and the Senate on November 6.
A Democratic majority could stand up to Donald Trump and hold the line when the Republicans attack the Affordable Care Act. A Democratic majority in the House could conduct oversight investigations with subpoena power. And a Democratic majority in the Senate could beat back disastrous Supreme Court nominations – like Brett Kavanaugh.
But that’s only going to happen if we all make our voices heard and vote on Election Day.
We can’t take anything for granted this November. A lot of races in California and across the country are going to be really close. Every vote will count.
Here’s another way to think about it. In 2016, about 100 million eligible voters sat out on Election Day. I’m willing to bet that some of these people sat out simply because they missed their voter registration deadline. We can’t afford to let that happen again in 2018.
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