The Midterm Elections: Why Your Vote Matters

The midterm elections are finally here, and they promise to be one of the most important elections in recent history. There is a lot at stake, from the makeup of Congress to voting rights. This is your chance to have your voice heard! If you haven’t done early voting, then make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday. If you believe in voting rights, abortion rights, or affirmative action, then be sure to vote for candidates who will protect these essential values. 

A poll from political research firm HIT Strategies and the NAACP found that nearly 45% of Black voters in battleground states like Georgia said racism was a top issue, followed by inflation and criminal justice reform. 

Source: https://www.usatoday.com

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade after 50 years and made abortion illegal in 22 states, wiping our access for women in almost half the country. To make a woman’s right to choose the law of the land, Democrats must win senate elections by two or three senators and win most of the house of representatives elections.

Nearly eight in 10 Black voters disapprove of the Supreme Court ruling in June overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion, according to theGrio and KFF research. 

Source: https://www.usatoday.com

Here are some candidates we find interesting, but this is NOT an endorsement of any candidate(s). You can find out more about candidates in your local and national elections at vote411.org. Literally, logon, enter your address and read where each candidate stands on the important issues affecting you. 

Washington, D.C.

Kenyan McDuffie: DC At Large Member of the Council

Eleanor H. Norton: DC Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives

Joshua Wiley: Ward 6 Member of the State Board of Education

Muriel Bowser: Mayor

Maryland

Wes Moore / Aruna Miller: Governor / Lt. Governor

Brooke Elizabeth Lierman: Comptroller

Anthony G. Brown: Attorney General

Chris Van Hollen: U.S. Senator

National 

Stacey Abrams: Governor (Georgia)

Raphael Warnock: U.S. Senator (Georgia)

John Fetterman: U.S. Senator (Pennsylvania)

Val Demings: U.S. Senator (Florida)

Charles Booker: U.S. Senator (Kentucky)

Krystle Matthews: U.S. Senator (South Carolina)

Mandela Barnes: U.S. Senator (Wisconsin)

You can only complain if you participate in the process. We must make our voices heard at the polls. So get out there and cast your vote on Tuesday! Let’s make this election count.

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