Next Tuesday's elections: Trick or Treat?
A few days after All Hallows’ Evening, the midterm elections will occur. Tuesday, November 4th. Your actions can make the results less scary. Please take two actions now:
Even if you are not registered to vote, a number of states allow you to register at the ballot box. Did you know you can avoid possible lines and hassle by voting at early polling places or using an absentee ballot? You can find your polling place, information on registration and early voting and other important election information by visiting www.vote411.org
Already Peace Action and our affiliates, through our Peace Voter campaign has made a difference by endorsing candidates and fundraising for candidates, contributing to primary elections, briefing candidates, collecting candidate questionnaires and hiring organizers to work in important swing races. You can make a difference here.
As you read this, Peace Action organizers are working in critical Senate races in Iowa, Michigan and New Hampshire and swing House races in Minnesota and New Hampshire.
Please contribute to these peace candidates and to Peace Action PAC now. Even $5 can make a difference. By law, $5,000 is the maximum you can give to our PAC. You may consider a recurring gift so that our PAC is always prepared even for surprise special elections.
Peace Action PAC has helped elect such peace leaders as:
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) — a leader in bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and ending the Iraq War.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) — another leader in stopping endless wars and cutting the Pentagon budget.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) — co-chair of the Progressive Caucus.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) — a rare Republican ally on ending the wars and reducing Pentagon waste.
Your support now can make a difference in last minute advertising and get out the vote efforts. It’s not just electing Members of Congress that will vote the right way. That certainly helps. But the key is electing leaders on peace issues who will lead a number of lawmakers to vote the right way. Leaders who will do the the hard, behind the scenes, work on issues you and I care about that will make a lasting difference.
Please take a moment now to make a gift so that we can make a difference in key elections.
For a more peaceful Congress,
Paul Kawika Martin
Director, Political Action Committee
P.S. – The only thing scarier than Halloween this week, would be not to take action regarding next Tuesday’s (November 4th) midterm elections. Please make sure you vote. And give generously to peace candidates and Peace Action’s PAC. Be sure to share and forward this post.