We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the election is happening right now. This time around, it’s not just about what you can do on November 3. With 20 days to go, we’re counting down with actions that we know can make an impact.
Here are 20 things you can do in the next 20 days to make sure we win:
- Check your voter registration status (yes, even if you’re already registered to vote). Make sure to double-check your status — some states aren’t required to inform you when they purge the voter rolls.
- Register right now if you have to. If you’re all set, skip to #3. Every state sets their own key voting dates — some allow you to register as late as Election Day, but most have strict deadlines. Make sure you’re prepared by registering to vote as soon as possible.
- If you’re planning to vote by mail, request your ballot right away. Voting by mail is safe — even the president does it! Because of COVID-19, some states have transitioned to all mail-in voting, so make sure to plan ahead. If you meet your state’s requirements to vote absentee, make sure to apply for or request your ballot as soon as you can. Then, mail it back by the deadline (again, every state is different) or drop it off at your local ballot drop boxes.
- If you’re planning on voting in-person, consider voting early. The election doesn’t only happen on November 3 — many states allow you to vote early to avoid long lines on Election Day. Since some states are only accepting mail-in ballots, be sure to check out your options and make a note of your state’s early voting deadlines. Then, grab your mask and hand-sanitizer and head to the polls at your designated precinct!
5. Encourage a hesitant voter: this election is just a jumping-off point for transformative change. Share Barack Obama’s DNC speech for some added motivation!
6. Take this pledge to triple your vote. Multiply your impact by getting three people you know to turn out and vote. Once you’ve signed the pledge, check out our message templates and tips on how to start reaching out.
7. Call, tweet, and email your senators using our Save SCOTUS hub. Keep fighting and keep calling — it’s definitely making a difference. We still only need 2 more senators to win this thing!
8. Sign up to phonebank today. After a quick training, you’ll be ready to take part in one of the most effective forms of voter contact right before the most critical election of our lifetimes.
9. GOTV Call-A-Thons. Join the Indivisible team for our three Call-A-Thons to Get out the Vote. Each Call-A-Thon will have a different unique theme, but they’ll all be dedicated to getting out the vote. Here are a few opportunities to join:
Dates: October 17, from 3 pm to 6 pm ET — Register here.
October 24, from 3 pm to 6 pm ET — Register here.
October 31, from 3 pm to 6 pm ET — Register here.
10. Join the Truth Brigade to counter the disinformation that threatens our democracy and our lives. This program counters propaganda, false characterizations, misinformation, and outright lies.
11. Learn more about how our partners at Swing Left are planning to tackle “Super States” during the last three weekends before November 3.
12. Use our Event Map to find a virtual event “near” you.
13. Donate to support our work to mobilize voters in communities across the country.
14. Sign up for the Payback Project and help us take down these 12 Trump enablers who are up for reelection so we can turn the Senate blue.
15. Record a video telling us what you’re doing to help us win and why you’re in this fight.
17. Text “Joe” to 30330 to get updates from the Biden campaign.
18. Download the “Vote Joe” app on your phone. It’s a great way to check in on your friends and family — just update info on your personal contacts and check to see if they have a plan to vote!
19. Contribute to the Biden-Harris campaign by picking up merch from their official store.
20. Check out our new Protect the Results event map to demand a peaceful transition of power after the election. Indivisibles all over the country are getting ready to mobilize ahead of a potential constitutional crisis if Trump refuses to accept the results of the election.