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Three Ways To Maximize Your Power

October 6th, 2018, 3:52pm by Sam Wang


It’s exactly one month to the election. Here are three ways to maximize your power.

1) Students: Figure out the place where your vote matters the most. This site, Make My Vote Matter, figures it out for you. It’s developed by a scientist, Ursula Wong-Brown, and shows you which address has more competitive House/Senate/governor races. Here’s Ursula’s list of voter registration information for all 50 states.

2) Get Out The Vote: Get out the vote near you, in places where each vote counts the most. We have two tools for that at PEC: Lucas Manning’s finder using all races (House/Senate/governor/ballot) and Sharon Machlis’s finder, focused on House races. Whichever side you’re on, contact your local Democratic or Republican candidate or party committee.

3) Give money. Give strategically. Donations can extend your reach across the country. You might be passionate about a particular race – but it’s better to triage, and pick races where your money makes the most difference. I write about key Senate and governor’s races here. For Democrats, they are collected at this ActBlue site. For Republicans, the National Republican Senate Committee is a clearinghouse.

Tags: 2018 Election · House · Politics · Senate

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