August 26, 2016 Contact: Maggie Bush
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Go out and Vote: Steps to Make Every Vote Count on Election Day
League of Women Voters poised to reach 1 in 5 in the U.S. with voter information in 2016
Washington, DC- In the lead-up to Election Day 2016, the League of Women Voters is working in more than 700 communities, in every state, to help eligible Americans register and get ready to vote.
From massive on-the-ground mobilization efforts, to serving tens of millions of voters online, the League expects to reach one out of every five people in the U.S. this year to encourage voting.
“Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “Even as we honor this milestone, we know that too many Americans are left out of our democracy in major election years because they miss voter registration deadlines, or don’t have access to good information about how to cast a vote. I’m here to say: not on our watch, not this year.”
The League, which never supports or opposes candidates for political office, at any level, is deploying a range of activities to reach and support voters before Election Day, including:
“No matter your vision for our future, no matter the issues that matter most to you, your vote is needed in November,” concluded Carson. “Now is the time to get registered and ask your friends and family to do the same. Then, plan to join your neighbors by voting on Election Day.”
“Our future is determined by those who show up at the polls. We’re asking you to stand up and be counted!”