04/13/20 - We should not have to risk our lives to VOTE! No-excuse absentee voting by mail NOW!
We were stunned last week by the Republican-controlled state legislature in Wisconsin forcing an election during the pandemic. FiveThirtyEight reported, “Across the state, a shortage of poll workers led to the closure and consolidation of many polling places, which resulted in extremely long lines on Election Day. For example, Milwaukee — a city of almost 600,000 people — had just five polling places open (in normal circumstances, it would have 180 polling places). As a result, wait times in Milwaukee averaged an hour and a half to two hours, with some voters waiting as long as two and a half hours to cast their ballots.”
More than 4,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in Missouri as of April 11 and the number is rising. New models predict Missouri’s peak need for hospital resources for COVID-19 is likely around April 25 but assumes full compliance with social distancing orders through May 2020. This is far from over and we must make sure our right to vote is protected with safe elections!
We know the Governor has already taken action on elections under his COVID-19 state of emergency authority. Per Secy. of State’s website, the municipal elections were moved from April 7 to June 2 under state of emergency authority at Secy. of State Ashcroft’s request.
For this week’s Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION! tell Governor Parson, Secretary of State Ashcroft, and your state electeds:
We should NOT have to risk our lives to VOTE in Missouri! The Governor MUST use his state of emergency authority NOW for no excuse absentee voting by mail!
Contact Governor Parson:
Office: (573) 751-3222
Contact Secretary of State Ashcroft:
Office: (573) 751-4936
Contact your State Legislators:
Find yours by entering your mailing address HERE
THANK YOU! for answering the Missouri Mondays CALL TO ACTION!