According to PBS News Hour, “Estimates show more than 58 percent of eligible voters went to the polls during the 2016 election, nearly breaking even with the turnout rate set during the last presidential election in 2012, even as the final tallies in states like California continue to be calculated, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Elections Project.” This means that nearly 42% of Americans stayed home that day and didn’t participate in the democratic process.
YWCA Cambridge is on a mission to increase this percentage. We believe that voting drives change. From July-November 2018, we will host a series of events to educate the public on the issues and facilitate voter registration. Stop by to get yourself registered at your most current address, learn more about getting involved in local elections, take the pledge to vote and so much more. Help us reach our goal of 50 new registrations in the Cambridge area before the next election.
Upcoming Confirmed Events:
July 23, 2018, 12-2pm- MassVOTE will be providing voter registration in YWCA Cambridge’s lobby
August 7, 2018, 12-2pm- Cambridge Election Commission will be providing voter registration in YWCA Cambridge’s lobby
There is so much in store for this campaign and we hope to see you at one of our events!
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
– Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing
Donate to this effort here: http://bit.ly/donatetoywcacam