Vote. Every. Year.
Local elections matter to all of us.
There's still a lot of work being done to protect our vote but we can help by acknowledging and celebrating Election Day and our right to vote. Use these badges on your social feed to get the word out during this election season.
If you’ve ever wondered how your vote can impact fiscal and economic policy issues at the local level, you’ve come to the right place!
Level up your local fiscal economic knowledge
As a local voter, you have the ability to create change in your own community. We are here to help! Use the resources below to increase your local fiscal IQ and become a more educated citizen.
A Voter’s Guide to Local Fiscal Issues
Ever wondered how the people and initiatives you will be asked to vote on will impact the economic sustainability of your community? “A Voter’s Guide to Local Fiscal Issues” will help you decipher the economics of your local election ballot. By understanding exactly who and what you are voting for, you can make more informed choices that align with your personal values.
Check Your Local Election Status
Use this easy tool to see what elections are happening in your community.
“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.”
Amplify Your Voice
Take your civic engagement further.
You've cast your vote, great job, but the work isn't over. Learn ways you can take your civic engagement further. It’s important to continue to amplify your voice and get heard!
Get Heard by your Elected Officials
It is important to stay in contact with your elected officials before, during, and after elections. While it may seem a bit intimidating to contact a public official or unrealistic to think they will listen to you, your elected officials are there to represent you and your community and make decisions based on your needs. Download this guide to learn more about how to get heard by your elected officials.
Take the Up to Us Pledge
Our generation faces immense challenges that require smart, long-term planning. Yet we spend over $1 billion a day paying the interest on our national debt. As the next generation of voters, we're giving elected officials a few reasons why we care about sustainable spending and tax legislation:
- Income Inequality: For the middle class in America, incomes have barely budged since 1979, while the top 5th of income-earners have seen wages increase by 70%.
- Climate Change: There's currently no room in the budget to account for the $1.9 trillion annual cost of climate change.
- Infrastructure: As the national debt grows, the government spends more of its budget on interest, leaving less money for new roads, hospitals, and education
- Healthcare: The U.S. spends nearly three times as much on healthcare, yet has the lowest life expectancy and highest suicide rates as other advanced nations.
By signing this pledge, I am joining the tens of thousands of my peers supporting a strong fiscal future. This is an important priority for America's next generation and I am urging you, our elected officials to take action.