Tuesday, September 24, 2013 is National Voter Registration Day. And it’s just as important today as it was last year during the 2012 election. There is not a Presidential election this year but there are many races in the state and local levels throughout the country. And perhaps, today is even more important than last year. This year, the do nothing Republican Congress held hostage by the Tea Party faction has threatened to shut down the federal government if Obama Care ( “The Affordable Care Act”) is not defunded. And they just voted to severely slash benefits for food stamps. We cannot expect the GOP controlled Congress to act on the country’s behalf. That has been shown time and time again. The only thing we can do is get enough registered voters to vote them out. And that begins today with National Voter Registration Day.
Many organizations are trying to get the word out including Our Time.org and Voto Latino with voter registration rallies
Although there is no presidential election in 2013, there are still 1,500 important statewide and local races as well as ballot initiatives that will be decided in November. It’s critical you make your voice heard in them. Go to National voter Registration Day.org for more information and to register to vote.
And if you’re not living in one of these election areas, but are one of the millions of Americans who have turned 18, know someone who has turned 18, moved, or didn’t vote in 2012, now is the time to register and tweet with #celebrateNVRD. Get the word out.
Happy National Voter Registration Day!!!