Get Out the Vote!
Why is it important to vote? Our vote is our voice, and our foundational entry point into the democratic process. Read a reflection by Sandy Sorensen, Director of the UCC Washington, D.C. Office and a workshop presenter at the recent 'Aha Pae'āina. Also read about some simple actions people can take to stay engaged in the election process. And, most importantly, make sure you vote in the upcoming election!
Some reminders about voting in Hawai'i:
To make sure your ballot arrives in time to be counted, you should take it directly to a ballot drop box. Find official places of deposit HERE.
Track your ballot HERE.
If you haven't yet registered to vote, you still have the opportunity to exercise this important right! Voter Service Centers provide accessible in-person voting, same day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. Voter Service Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with extended hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find locations HERE.
For more information on the elections and voting in Hawai'i, click HERE.
Read these inspirational words and Use What You Got
Read a blog post by Michael Malcom on why you must vote: "Use What You Got." This was originally published on the Medium.
Watch Short Film About One Man's Dream to Vote
In 1946, when attempting to vote was literally deadly, some among us were willing to do whatever was necessary to vote. Otis' Dream follows Otis Moss, Sr., through his day-long journey to cast his ballot in rural Georgia. This 15-minute short film is powerful, poignant, and prophetic as today's struggles with voter suppression multiply. www.otisdream.com