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Election Day

From “Editorial: Our Endorsement? Vote!” in The Nonprofit Quarterly:

We at the Nonprofit Quarterly take pride in being both opinionated and, in terms of political elections, nonpartisan. We don’t endorse or call for the rejection of candidates for public office [...] We will, however, tell you to vote, because if you don’t, you’re sacrificing your stake in the American political process. When you do, we hope you use your brains and tap your values as you check the boxes or pull the lever. [...] If you believe in democracy, no matter what ideological wing you represent, you have to do your duty and go to the polls on November 6th.

- Nonprofit VOTE offers an interative map with “up-to-date information from your state’s elections officials” on checking registration, finding your polling place, and more. And you can check out their “Election Day Toolbox” right here.

- Rock the Vote provides an interactive map as well and a guide to what to bring and what’s on each ballot; you also can sign up for text message reminders about elections.

First Vote

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

– President Lyndon B. Johnson

In 1961, the 23rd amendment was ratified, assuring the District of Columbia the same number of electoral votes granted to the least populous state. Today, in 1964, DC residents were able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

Interested in learning more about District voting rights and enhancing advocacy efforts in Congress? Today is a great time to check out Catalogue non-profit, DC Vote.