Vote! The Podcast

Vote! The Podcast

Let’s vote through this apocalypse together. The executive directors of Vote.org and Spread The Vote are here to answer your voting questions with activists, politicians, and your favorite celebs. Vote! is for anyone who has ever felt powerless, overwhelmed, under-resourced, or just plain lost when it comes to voting -- aka pretty much all of us!

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November 12, 2020 11 min

The Election is Over! Well, for the most part. And putting candidates and issues aside, we're counting this whole election cycle as a WIN. In our final episode, we recap some of the voting rights wins in Mississippi and California, give a shoutout to the amazing voter turnout in Indigenous communities, give you the deadlines for the upcoming Georgia Senate run-off, and even announce Season 2! 

 

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Through a pandemic, voter suppression and chaos at large, we've made it through Election Day! We'll have Dana Paikowsky from the Campaign Legal Center unpack the likely events of the next few days. And Emmy-winning journalist and OZY CEO Carlos Watson will explain why we should be patient -- but why patience doesn't necessarily mean inaction! Plus, he'll give us some election silver linings.

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October 29, 2020 13 min

It's time to vote in person or by dropping your ballot in a drop box if you haven't already! Voting news from Indiana, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Missouri aaaaaand Alabama! Plus how to avoid long lines at the polls -- or at least be adequately prepared if you do have to wait in them!

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We're in the final stretch of the most important election of our lifetime! And we're 99% sure it won't end on election night. So how can you be mentally prepared for the road ahead? We discuss what to expect come closing time on Nov. 3rd, and bring you updates from Alaska, Indiana, and North Carolina.

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October 15, 2020 18 min

We have updates from Nevada, New Jersey, Montana, Florida, Arizona, Virginia and are finally closer to a decision on this whole dropbox thing in Texas! Plus, we tackle something we all want to know: what the #$?! we can do RIGHT NOW to help get out the vote. We cover what you can do, how you can volunteer, and where to use your time to generate the most impact from now until the election. Because we need all the help we can get. 

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October 8, 2020 17 min

Spread the Vote and Vote.org give you the latest voting news in South Carolina, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama. Plus, a question from a listener about early voting in Texas and dropboxes. If you want to be sure you're dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' this year, check out readthefingdirections.com for an easy guide to learn the mail-in ballot requirements for your state.

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Spread the Vote and Vote.org give you the latest voting news in Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and NY. Whew! Plus, with the boatloads of political mail arriving in our mailboxes, how can you be sure what's official, and what's not? If you want to be sure you're dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' this year, check out readthefingdirections.com for an easy guide to learn the mail-i...

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September 24, 2020 8 min

Early voting has begun! We'll talk about new developments in Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania; the passing of RBG; and walk you through how to READ your ballot so you can help others do the same (and maybe throw a ballot party with friends and family)!

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September 17, 2020 15 min

We're at 47 days! And we're talking about what's good in Rhode Island and Virginia, some news about returning citizens in Florida, plus... how to approach your non-voting friend about voting. Let's do this!

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September 10, 2020 14 min

We switch formats this week to talk about what's happening in voting and elections RIGHT NOW! We talk about good news for NY voters, what Alaska's doing right, and answer a listener question about voting and evictions.

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We look to the past to understand our present (and future!). Kat's mom asks us to dig into voting rights history (did you know Native and Black citizens, practically speaking, have only been able to vote for about 50 years?). Plus, we'll talk about how a 2013 Supreme Court case has resulted in the rise of some pretty nasty voter suppression.

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It’s easy to remember to vote for president or governor. It's harder to keep track all of the candidates and offices lower on the ballot! But we see the impact of those "down-ballot" races in our everyday lives -- through policing, schools, healthcare, voting rights, the list goes on and on... We'll talk about why those races matter, and how to make sure you complete your ballot this Election Day. Featuring Rosemary...

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What does voter suppression look like? It takes many forms -- from attacking the postal service, to unnecessarily cumbersome voter ID laws, to denying voting rights to people with felony convictions. We'll talk to voting rights attorney Marc Elias about the forms of suppression and what we can do! Plus, we'll hear a question from an incarcerated citizen who wants to know why he can't vote.

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Email us at votethepodcast@gmail.com!

Or call and leave us a voicemail with your question at 844-472-VOTE

Support our work at www.spreadthevote.org and www.vote.org

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Support our work at www.spreadthevote.org and www.vote.org

LINKS MENTIONED!

Pledge to Register - if you or someone you know is under 18, sign up for registration reminder vote.org/pledge-to-register/

Election Day Off - Help make your workplace vote-friendly! electionday.org

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Or call and leave us a voicemail with your question at 844-472-VOTE

Support our work at www.spreadthevote.org and www.vote.org
 

Learn the rules of absentee voting in your state at www.vote.org/absentee-voting-rules!

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Support our work at www.spreadthevote.org and www.vote.org

And check out Stacey Abrams' work at FairFight.com and FairFight2020.org!

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July 6, 2020 1 min

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