When you call, email or fax your legislators, they count each of these contacts individually. So if you call, email, and fax on one issue per day, it counts as three separate votes in their tally. If you don't have access to a fax machine, try the website faxzero.com.
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Actions you can take this week: September 19th
No advocacy this week but lots of important news!
Important 2022 Election Information:
Check your registration and polling location and request an absentee ballot using this link.
Requests for absentee ballots began August 22. Remember that an electronic signature is not permitted. The application must be signed and submitted in-person, by mail to the local Board of Elections or scanned and submitted via email.
October 11 is the last day to register for the November 8, 2022 election.
Early in-person voting begins October 17.
Poll workers are desperately needed. If interested, the application can be found here.
Poll watchers are also needed. You will need to contact either major party to volunteer.
Muralist and artist (and Georgia Women member) Erin Hawkins has been painting a mural to support Reproductive Rights on the Wesleyan campus as part of their Reproductive Rights month. GW and members of the community helped paint the mural on Saturday September 17. We have also been invited to attend a rally and the unveiling of the mural on Friday, September 30 at noon at the Porter Lawn.
September 19-25 is National Voter Registration Week with National Voter Registration Day on September 20. Our team of dedicated voter registration volunteers led by Jan Saikas and Sandy Tharpe from #MiddleGAVotes and GW will be registering voters, checking registration, and reminding voters to plan their votes. We will be at Mercer Law on September 19, Wesleyan College on September 20 and 30, with Middle Georgia for Choice on September 23, and Mercer University throughout the week.
The Georgia Vote Equality bus is coming to Macon. Vote Equality is a gender equality/ get out the vote advocacy group whose goals include passage of the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) to the Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment states “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”. Nothing beats taking the message straight to the people. They will be here on Thursday, September 22 from 9-10:30 am at 1083 Washington (right next to Washington Park and quite near the Washington Library. Agree that the Equal Rights Amendment is necessary? COME SIGN THE BUS.
We have been invited to participate in the virtual Mercer Social Justice Book Club meeting to discuss the Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas on Sept. 27 at 6:30. Contact email@example.com if you want to register for the link.
Did you know that Agriculture contributes nearly $70 billion annually to Georgia's economy? The commissioner position is vital. Georgia Women, the League of Women Voters, The Links, Incorporated, and #MiddleGaVotes are co hosting the State of Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Forum at the Wesleyan College Chapel on Thursday September 29 from 6-8 pm. To register click here.
The 2022 midterm elections are 7 weeks away! As always, it’s a marathon and not a sprint.