By Kimberly R. Nario
I admit, I’m a complainer. It’s a natural talent, and I’m incredibly gifted in this arena. Sometimes I think it should go on my résumé under special skills. But this time, instead of thinking of more ways to call out Republicans in our state legislature for continuous attempts to roll back on our voting rights or their apparent inability to act on gun violence prevention, I want to focus on what we can do to let them know we want progress, and we want it now.
Y’all. I’m talking about voting.
If we want to pass progressive policies in the Commonwealth, we need to elect progressive people. Did you know you can look up info on every single member of the legislature? You can see what bills they patroned, their committee assignments, and even how they voted on each bill that came through the General Assembly. So get to know the candidates before you before you cast your ballot.
Important dates to keep in mind:
- May 5 – Early voting is well underway! Depending when you’re reading this, it could be a purrrfect day to vote!
- June 9 – This is the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot. That’s right, you can vote in the comfort of your own home, how pAW-SOME!
- June 10 – All localities are open this weekend for early voting, making it a great CAT-urday in our book!
- June 17 – This is the last day to vote early in-person. If you want to vote early, don’t fur-get this date!
- June 20 – ELECTION DAY! Not registered? Don’t worry! It’s still PAW-sible to do a same-day registration and vote with a provisional ballot.