Get Out And | Vote
See above for easy to use resources to verify if you are registered to vote, register to vote and vote by absentee ballot. Check out special pre-registration resources below for teens who will turn 18 by election day. You also can check out a state-by-state guide to voting resources. Share with the eligible voters in your life.
Teens | Get Inspired
People have fought and died to ensure that we have the right to vote in America. If you are looking for inspiration to get personally involved in getting out the vote, check out the resources below and recommend others to firstname.lastname@example.org
This documentary examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. With the perspective of Stacey Abrams, the documentary offers an insider's look into laws and barriers to voting that threaten the basic rights of U.S. citizens.All In Documentary
Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, 2020, wrote an essay shortly before his death, which was published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral, in which he calls on all Americans to work together to redeem the soul of our nation through democracy and non-violence.Read More
To mark the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the New York Times published Suffage at 100, a collection of stories of how women won the right to vote in the United States.Read More
Us Kids is a rousing documentary chronicling the teenage activists behind the March For Our Lives movement founded by survivors of the Parkland shooting.Read More
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, this powerful documentary will spark important conversations about voting rights and the state of our democracy. It’s a great way to get people interested in volunteering.Read More
March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting Congressman John Lewis’ life in the Civil Rights Movement, including his efforts to protect voting rights.Purchase at Amazon.com
There are lots of fun ways to get people thinking about voting, including these videos.
Teens Get Out the Vote was created by Thomas Smyers, a senior at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio. Thomas was inspired by two of his heroes, Congressman John Lewis and his grandfather Steve Minter, who marched together across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama for voting rights in 1965. With the recent passing of Congressman Lewis and his grandfather, Thomas believes the torch has been passed to his generation, which must foster democracy by ensuring the right to vote in America.
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