Let’s vote through this apocalypse together. The executive directors of Vote.org and Spread The Vote are here to answer your voting questions with activists, politicians, and your favorite celebs. Vote! is for anyone who has ever felt powerless, overwhelmed, under-resourced, or just plain lost when it comes to voting -- aka pretty much all of us!
Voting Rights Success & What to Do Next
The Election is Over! Well, for the most part. And putting candidates and issues aside, we're counting this whole election cycle as a WIN. In our final episode, we recap some of the voting rights wins in Mississippi and California, give a shoutout to the amazing voter turnout in Indigenous communities, give you the deadlines for the upcoming Georgia Senate run-off, and even announce Season 2!
Our Post-Election Episode: What Happens Now?
Through a pandemic, voter suppression and chaos at large, we've made it through Election Day! We'll have Dana Paikowsky from the Campaign Legal Center unpack the likely events of the next few days. And Emmy-winning journalist and OZY CEO Carlos Watson will explain why we should be patient -- but why patience doesn't necessarily mean inaction! Plus, he'll give us some election silver linings.
Last Stop Till Election Day
It's time to vote in person or by dropping your ballot in a drop box if you haven't already! Voting news from Indiana, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Missouri aaaaaand Alabama! Plus how to avoid long lines at the polls -- or at least be adequately prepared if you do have to wait in them!
What to Expect When You're Expecting Election Results
We're in the final stretch of the most important election of our lifetime! And we're 99% sure it won't end on election night. So how can you be mentally prepared for the road ahead? We discuss what to expect come closing time on Nov. 3rd, and bring you updates from Alaska, Indiana, and North Carolina.
The Good, The Bad & What You Can Do
We have updates from Nevada, New Jersey, Montana, Florida, Arizona, Virginia and are finally closer to a decision on this whole dropbox thing in Texas! Plus, we tackle something we all want to know: what the #$?! we can do RIGHT NOW to help get out the vote. We cover what you can do, how you can volunteer, and where to use your time to generate the most impact from now until the election. Because we need all the help we can get.
Make a Plan & Read the Directions!
Spread the Vote and Vote.org give you the latest voting news in South Carolina, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama. Plus, a question from a listener about early voting in Texas and dropboxes. If you want to be sure you're dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' this year, check out readthefingdirections.com for an easy guide to learn the mail-in ballot requirements for your state.
Wonderful and reliable
This podcast really did come at a great time, I rely on it in staying updated on what’s going on during the election with such scary misinformation being spread.
Educational and Interesting
This podcast came at a great time. Voter suppression is very real, and scary. This podcast can help people know how to make sure they are properly registered to vote in the most important election in a long time.
Imagine an Impenetrable Echochamber
I’ve yet to hear a convincing argument that voter suppression is real. Democrats redistrict as much as republicans. Purging voter registration simply acts as a check on whether someone is actually civilly engaged enough to care to EASILY reregister.
Meanwhile, democrats are pushing for adding more states to the union (blue states, I may add), are demanding an end to the filibuster, and an expansion of the Supreme Court. Some even want to destroy the Senate, and electoral college. Funny, I don’t hear any talk about how this would suppress rural America and voters in less populated states. Oh that’s right, because they are mostly republicans.