your voice, your vote
your voice, your vote
*this image is credited to Kyla Jones
Questions about registering?
You can click here to view a recording of the Voter 101: The Basics presenation made by Dr. Carl Luna, which covered topic as diverse as the history of the electorate and how you can register and vote safely today.
Our distinguished alumna of San Diego Mesa College, the great actress Annette Bening, is working with an organization called “Arts Vote” and with the San Diego Community
College District to assist in a nonpartisan initiative encouraging students to register
and to vote! Click here to see her video!
Want to know more?
Click here to see a list of the Top Ten Books about Suggragettes compiled by The Guardian
Click here for a visual timeline of Black Women's struggle to vote, presented by Mesa College DSPS
Click here to read an ABC News article on the history of voter supression in the United States of America
Click here to read the Voting Rights section of the Civil Rights History Project in the Library of Congress website
The following books are also recommended reading:
- Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Votre, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones (ISBN#1541618610)
- Our time is Now by Stacey Abrams (ISBN#1250257697)
- One Person, One Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (ISBN#1635571383)
- What You Need To Know About Voting And Why by Kim Wehle (ISBN#0062974793)
- How To Read The Constitution And Why by Kim Wehle (ISBN#0062896318)
What You Can Do Now to Prepare to Vote:
- Check your voter registration – make sure you are registered!
- Be informed about absentee ballot laws – every state offers some form of mail-in ballots!
- Sign Up to the be a poll worker – help prevent poll worker shortages & polling location closures!
Respond to the 2020 Census!
Volunteer with the NAACP!
You can help increase Black voter turnout by volunteering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)!
From their website:
"Black voter turnout in the 2020 election will decide America’s future and determine whether or not our country moves toward justice and equality for all. How we vote will determine who has the power to make decisions on what is taught in our classrooms; if and how police are held accountable for their actions; the right to livable wages; and access to quality, affordable health care."