"TOGETHER, YOU CAN REDEEM THE SOUL OF OUR NATION."
- Rep. John Robert Lewis
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"Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society...So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
On January 5th, We Retake the Senate.
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot has passed.
- Early voting is Dec 14th through Dec 31st.
- The last day to mail your ballot to ensure receipt in time to be counted was Dec 22nd. DO NOT MAIL YOUR BALLOT!
- You now have two options: return your completed ballot to your elections office or drop off at a designated drop-off location.
Voter ID Requirements by State | Part 1
(Click on the underlined state name to visit the state's Democratic party website)
Archived Information for November 2020 Elections
1. Improvement in K – 12 education
2. Access to healthcare and its costs
3. With recent resignations of a Governor, a Speaker of the House, and a state Supreme Court Justice, corruption and ethics are of concern and the state's image is important to Alabamans
4. Very concerned about mental health and substance abuse issues
5. Jobs & the economy; Job training and workforce development
Voter Registration - October 4, 2020 Absentee Ballots
1. Climate change is affecting commercial fisheries, causing relocation of coastal villages, infrastructure and resource development. They are interested in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric.
2. Early childhood education to address the achievement gap
3. A stable business environment to stimulate and expand the private sector.
4. With Alaska's state budget dilemma, they would like to see cutting of spending and implementing a cap on state spending. Instead they are experiencing Senate cuts in Medicaid, mental health and addiction treatment and cash aid to needy, aged and disabled Alaskans.
5. Alaskans support repeal of Obamacare. despite passage of the Affordable Care Act dramatically reducing the number of uninsured Alaskans.
Voter Registration - October 23, 2020 Absentee Ballots
Early voting - October 7th - 30th
1. Healthcare; Arizona has the 3rd highest uninsured rate in the US
2. Public education & child welfare; inadequate funding for public
schools and low wages for teachers had Arizona teachers protesting
and gathering 170, 000 signatures for a ballot requesting an increase to state education funding which was not successful due to an AZ court ruling.and not due to voters.
3. Reliable water supply and water quality; a sustainable water policy for agriculture and residential use and must be considered when considering new housing developments.
4. Arizona has a high veterans population. The issue of Russian bounties on American soldiers and Trump taking no action to address this is of concern to every American.
5. Opiod addiction
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2. Poverty, food insecurity and Economic Stress
3. Economy - Almost 40% of Arkansas’s households have incomes less than $25,000 per year and 39% receive some form of supplemental income.
4. Healthcare - Arkansas’s health care delivery (HD) environment improved as a result of the Affordable Care Act: more than 250,000 people enrolled in HC coverage. Almost 100% of children have health insurance.
5. Homelessness and Poor Housing
Voter Registration - October 26, 2020 Absentee Ballots
1. Affordability of health care - four in ten voters offer health care
costs as the most important issue; Mental health & substance abuse support limited individuals seeking assistance
2. Housing affordability - nearly three in ten Coloradans are worried that they might lose their home because they cannot afford their monthly housing costs
3. Economy - Coloradans generally have a positive outlook for the future of both the state, but COVID-19 has brought unemployment to rise.
4. Mental health & substance abuse support limited individuals seeking assistance
5. Climate change
Voter Registration - October 29, 2020 Absentee Ballots
1. Climate change - prioritizing federal and state spending for plans
to mitigate extreme heat
2. Strengthening the health care system and expanding telemedicine
3. Renewables - improving air quality and reducing fossil fuel consumption
4. Creating community outreach programs for vulnerable populations
5. Widespread job loss due to the pandemic
Voter Registration - October 3, 2020 Absentee Ballots
2. Public safety
3. Climate change
4. Healthcare- disparities in marginalized communities
5. Domestic violence - Three quarters of victims in intimate partner criminal incidents in 2015 were female
4. Sadly, despite Parkland shootings and other nationwide
mass killings, many Floridians did not rank gun safety high
5. Foreign policy & terrorism
Election day issue: Vote-by-mail ballots must be mailed to the Supervisor of Elections or returned at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections' main and branch offices and early voting sites in your county. Note that absentee ballots cannot be dropped off at your polling location on election day.
1. Election integrity
2. Healthcare - A large majority of voters said Georgia should expand Medicaid, continuing their long-term support of insuring more people.
3. Gun rights - About 83 percent said they oppose the idea to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons without having to obtain a permit.
4. Economy - By most metrics, Georgia has a vibrant economy, however there is an uneven distribution of wealth outside of Atlanta
5. Education-would like to increase educational attainment and skills training for all students and adults. success is not determined by class, race, and ethnicity.
Voter Registration - October 9, 2020 Absentee Ballots
2. Economy-jobs and wages
3. Healthcare and affordability
4. Not in favor of higher taxes even though services would be impacted.
5. Air pollution and traffic congestion
Voter Registration - October 6, 2020 Absentee Ballots
1. Education - increase funding for education
2. Gun safety- Illinois residents across the state, and across party lines, largely support more gun regulations.
4. Criminal justice reform - Voters favor removing barriers that make it hard for people to find jobs after incarceration
5. Safe water supply - faces the constant threat of contamination from old supply pipes and runoff from agricultural and industrial sources
3. Terrorism & national security
4. Economy & jobs
5. Climate change/environment