Before I move on to Step 8, you’ve probably heard that today is the last day to register to vote in most states. A lot of people still haven’t. On Sunday, Taylor Swift’s Instagram post encouraging her 112 million followers to vote saw a flood of new registrations nationwide.
“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Vote.org makes it easy. Pass the link around – send an email, post it on social media, or text your contacts with the link.
Once you fill in your address, here’s what you’ll see. It’s that easy.
Step 8: Banners, Posters, and Displays
Step 8 in the blueprint for democracy does two important things: it sends a visible, often viral message and it strengthens the resolve of the 3.5%. That’s how this plan works: when one of us needs more coffee, there’s always someone waiting with refills.
“Girl, hold my earrings.”
– Statue of Liberty, Women’s March on Philadelphia, January 2018
photo credit: Leigh Hopkins
“Researchers used to say that no government can survive if just 5% of its population rose up against it, but what the research showed is that no single campaigns failed during the time period after they’d achieved the active sustained participation of just 3.5 percent of the population.” – Erica Chenoweth