This weekend, I got a call from my Tio Will – he asked for help filling out his early voting ballot. He was eager to vote but had no idea how to properly fill out the paperwork. He told me that one of our volunteers, Yolanda, had visited him during a canvassing session and inspired him to get involved. She told him why being a part of this campaign was so important to her, and why she believed that it was so important to elect people that represented her and her community’s values. For Tio Will, filling out the ballot was the only thing between him and his vote.
Over the past few months, we’ve led voter registration drives, held voter education sessions and talked to as many people as we can about why it's so important to show up on Election Day. We’re knocking on doors, calling our friends and family and talking to members in our community about why getting involved is critical to this election. But getting out the word isn’t enough – we need to make sure we’re providing support at all levels.
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I organize because I believe in lifting barriers and creating access for everyone in the community – helping folks like my Tio Will become an active participant in the voting process is just one step towards making our community stronger.