We hope this message is finding you in good health and in security.
The elections are coming up fast, and these are really important ones. Every legislative seat is up for re-election, and on top of that, the Presidential election is underway. As we all saw from the deplorable first electoral debate between Biden and Trump, there is a lot that needs to be done between now and November 3rd. There was name calling, everyone talked over one another, and all of our country’s problems were blamed on others. This is an important moment in the election. Although these debates are bound to be chaotic, it is still important to be an educated voter before we cast our ballots. We have to pay attention. We noticed in the Vice Presidential Debate that the Democrats are walking back their support of the Green New Deal - so we need to keep the pressure up. And while a lot is at stake on the national level - we are focused on the down ballot races that have enormous impact on our communities and our climate but are often eclipsed by the national limelight.
Pictured above our billboard on HWY550 outside of Rio Rancho on the way to Santa Ana, Zia, and Jemez Pueblos and Navajo country featuring a picture of our Steering Committee Member Miya when she was a shorty and a beautiful painting of the future we must create by Steering Committee Member Yang Toledo.
What YUCCA Action is doing...
We are working on getting voting information out to our communities in order to de-mystify the election process for those who are new to voting, expand voter education and engagement, and make sure every voice is heard and counted for all of these elections. We've got billboards, posters, and flyers rolling out to remind folks that our voices matter. We will publish a Voter's Guide Zine with the voices of our youth, a GOTV video, a webinar on voter suppression & disenfranchisement, and recruiting volunteers to phonebank to reach more community members. We want to get our endorsed candidates elected so they can follow-through on their commitments to our communities and our movement, carry our voices into state and national office, and take the bold action for economic, racial, and climate justice we need. We need strong leaders in power for the future of our country, the future of our Earth, and the future of our youth.
How You Can Help!
Help us distribute our Zine!
Sign up for 1 or more phone banks in support of YUCCA endorsed candidates or GOTV
Share our GOTV video (To be released week of October 19)
Save the date for the October 24 webinar on voter suppression & disenfranchisement
Scroll down to see voting information for Santa Fe County Voters!
Our Steering Committee created a beautiful Zine with art, poetry, election information, & more! We need your help to get this Zine out in the community and into the hands of youth and our neighbors! Help us distribute Zines into the hands of the people at bus stops, local businesses, parks, and in your neighborhood!
Our YUCCA Steering Committee has decided to do specific voter engagement & outreach work for two of its favorite endorsements. Roger Montoya (HD40) & Harold Pope Jr (SD23) are both running for seats in our NM State Legislature and are champions for environmental and social justice. We will be phone banking for these critical campaigns and we'd like you to join us!
Common Cause Voter Protection is looking for volunteers to be poll watchers and poll monitors in New Mexico! The counties that are in the most need of volunteers are Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, San Juan, Lincoln, Rio Arriba, Otero, Taos, and Sierra. Sign up at the button below!
To sign up for the 866-OUR VOTE Hotline go HERE.
If you'd like to phone bank with Community Solar champion, Representative Roybal Caballero, please be in touch with her campaign. Leave a message at 505-585-1849 to volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Census Deadline has been extended to October 31!
The census deadline has been extended to Oct. 31! These responses allow for more federal funds to be allocated toward our state, so it is vital that we make sure to fill out this document. It is fast, easy, and can be done in the comfort of your own home at https://2020census.gov/