Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020. Just 25 days to participate in the most consequential election of a lifetime. At stake is our democracy as the current US President appears not to have regard for the laws, customs and courtesies of our republic.
What’s at Stake?
Health Care – Affordable Care Act -One week after the Presidential Elections, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, in whole or in part. The court is expected to rule on the matter before its term ends in June 2021.
Climate Change – According to NASA.Gov, the earth average surface temperature has risen about 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere,
Supreme Court -The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg left an opening on the bench. The court is currently holding at 50-50 split between conservative and liberal idealogy. The vacancy opens up and opportunity to overturn Roe V. Wade or introdue narrower restrictions that would effectively eliminate access to the procedure for much of the country.
How to Vote?
Covd – 19 pandemic has made it difficult to do the most common of activities; dine out, go to the movies, workout at the gym. Voting is no exception. In an effort to ensure you can vote, The Commonwealth of PA and the City of Philadelphia have set up the following:
You still have to time to register to vote. The last day to register by by US mail, online or in person.The last day to register is Monday, October 19, 2020. If you are unsure of your voting status you can visit the Voter Registration Status website.
Philadelphia county is providing early voting satellite locations. Some may call it early voting, but really it’s another form of the mail-in ballot. There are 17 locations (including the Board of Elections offices at City Hall and Columbus Boulevard) that will allow voters to request a mail-in ballot, fill it out, and return it all in one visit.
Voting is a right and a priviledge! Don’t silence your voice!