Do you know you won’t be satisfied unless we rise up against attacks on our political power this fall? Then don’t throw away your shot to vote, be counted, and otherwise make your mark on this historic election season. We teamed up with the cast and crew of Hamilton to explain five simple ways to build power this election season, so take a break from what you’re doing for a few minutes to watch, share, and take action today.
- Get Counted in the 2020 Census ASAP. No matter who you are, where you were born, or if you’re able to vote or not, you count — on the 2020 Census and everywhere else. But don’t wait for it! Watch the Hamilton Broadway cast and crew break down why the census matters, then get counted as soon as possible.
- Register to vote. Want Washington (and your state and local governments!) on your side? Don’t feel helpless — watch our friends from the Eliza tour and register to vote ASAP so you can cast your ballot for people and policies you believe in.
- Check your voter registration status. The last thing any voter needs is to wait in line at your polling place and get alllll the way to the room where it happens only to find out you’re not on the voter rolls. The cast and crew of the Angelica tour are here to remind you to check your registration status, especially if you’ve moved or changed names recently, haven’t voted in a while, or live in a state that conducts voter purges.
- Request an absentee/mail-in ballot. Past patiently waiting in long lines to vote? So are our friends on the Philip tour. Voting from home and returning your ballot via mail or a secure dropbox is a safe and convenient way to cast a ballot. Local elections officials are working pretty much nonstop to keep up with millions of ballot requests, so request yours ASAP to ensure it arrives in time to return it by your state’s deadline.
- Spread the word! Tell your brother that he’s gotta rise up, tell your sister that she’s gotta rise up, tell everyone you know they’ve gotta rise up! Like our friends on the And Peggy tour remind us, if we want to build a world where justice is real, millions of us have to come together and rise up in protest, in the voting booth, on the census, and everywhere else.