Pledge to Vote Your Values
On the ballot, there are...
Seats for Governor
Secretary of State Offices
District Attorney Offices
Elected officials up and down the ballot have a direct impact on key civil liberties and civil rights issues:
Governor and LGBTQ+ Rights
Governors can sign into law or block legislation that offers protections and equal access to services for LGBTQ+ people in their state.
Secretary of State and Voting Rights
In many states, the Secretary of State is the state’s chief elections officer responsible for the administration of elections, and can expand voting access through various policies.
State Supreme Court Judges and Reproductive Freedom
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, state courts will likely be the final arbiters to decide whether reproductive freedoms are protected in the states.
School Boards and the Right to Learn
Local school boards can pass classroom censorship efforts restricting discussions about race and gender, or they can work to proactively uphold the rights of students and educators to teach and learn about these issues.
Politicians are not the only ones on the ballot this year. You can also vote directly on policy issues through ballot measures. By voting for or against a ballot measure, we can make our voices heard on the issues that matter to us.
In Michigan, the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot measure will amend the Michigan constitution to affirm that every Michigan resident has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom. For more information on ways to get involved with the committee, you can visit their website here.
In Colorado, the No Eviction Without Representation ballot measure ensures that Denver families will have equal and fair access to legal counsel when faced with housing injustice. For more information on ways to get involved with the committee, you can visit their website here.
In Oklahoma, State Question 820 will safely regulate and tax recreational marijuana for adults. It will generate revenue for important priorities for Oklahomans, including schools, health care, and local governments, and will prevent unnecessary arrests and allow people to clean their records. For more information on ways to get involved with the committee, you can visit their website here.
This year, over 100 ballot measures will appear on the ballot across the nation, giving voters an opportunity to have their say on major issues facing our country.
Authorized and paid for by American Civil Liberties Union, Inc., 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, 212-549-2500, on behalf of Reproductive Freedom for All, Yes on 820 – Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, and NEWR Denver.
Start by pledging to vote for your values and fight for your rights.
This election it’s important that everyone votes and you can help by talking to your friends and family about what’s at stake in this election. Whether it’s a text, a phone call, or an email, it’s important to let your friends and family know why they need to vote in this upcoming election.
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