Prepare for the 2018 Midterms with Vote Smart

  • Week of May 6, 2018

Now that all-of-us are in the ring (see Action 1) we need to make sure we aren’t sucker punched and that starts with arming ourselves with the facts. The good news is that Vote Smart, whose mission is “to provide free, factual, unbiased information and elected officials to All Americans” has already done all of the heavy lifting for us. Vote Smart has an army of volunteers who collect information on candidates and elected officials in six basic areas: background information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, interest group ratings, and speeches and public statements. Trying to cut down on your screen time? You can also call Vote Smart and their knock out volunteers will research candidates for you and make sure those you vote for are up to scratch.

We will use Vote Smart to fuel the 2018 Blue Wave in two ways. First, we will learn about which progressive candidates actually stand with our values. Second, we will get the deets on the GOP candidates running against progressive candidates and use those facts in persuading voters to Swing Left.

So don’t throw in the towel, we have to make sure that 2018 is a knockout year for Democrats. That’s why this week all-of-us must learn how to use Vote Smart.

Here’s how:

1 Watch this video.

2 Now use Vote Smart by looking up candidates running for state, local, and federal elections here.

3 Share Vote Smart on social media!