Elections matter because politicians create laws that help or hurt our families and communities. By getting involved during election season, we can help decide who represents us and let them know the issues we care about. In 2017, one Virginia House race ended in a tie, so we know that every vote matters.
Las elecciones son importantes porque los políticos crean leyes que ayudan o perjudican a nuestras familias y comunidades. Al participar en las elecciones podemos ayudar a decidir quién nos representa y hacerles saber los temas que nos importan. En el 2017, una elección electoral para la Cámara de Delegados de Virginia terminó en un empate, así que sabemos que cada voto cuenta.
Oregon families who experience hunger know what it’s like to make the tough, daily decision between food and other basic necessities. Our housing, childcare, medical and transportation costs are all increasing while our wages remain stagnant, and we are forced to make difficult decisions about where to make cuts in already too tight budgets. Oregonians experiencing hunger also know that elected leaders can make a remarkable difference in our daily lives.
OUR 2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
• A paid family & medical leave program that includes all families
• Driver’s licenses for ALL
• A fair and accountable elections system
During the 2018 election, Forward Together led a large-scale deep canvass component to the No on Measures 105 & 106 campaigns. We utilized strategies to engage and empower our constituencies on the voting process – including women of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people of color, indigenous people, and immigrants. We were the first women of color-led organization to join the executive committee of No Cuts to Care, and we supported the partners around the table for the No on 105 campaign.
Forward Together works to ensure all Oregon families have the rights, recognition and resources they need to thrive. We work with women of color and trans/nonbinary individuals and their families on healthcare access, rights for all families, and building safe communities. One way we build power is by working to change laws and policies in Oregon.
Who’s Who? covers some general information about how Georgia state government works across all three state branches, legislative, executive, and judicial. It also covers local governments. All of the positions featured in the Who’s Who? —both elected and appointed — impact families in our state.
Elections matter because politicians create laws that help or hurt our families and communities. Also, politicians pay more attention to communities who are organized and get involved. Voting gives us the knowledge, freedom and power to keep all communities healthy and safe.
Las elecciones son importantes porque los políticos crean leyes que ayudan o perjudican a nuestras familias y comunidades. Además, los políticos prestan más atención a las comunidades que están organizadas y que se involucran. La votación nos da el conocimiento, la libertad y el poder para mantener a todas las comunidades sanas y seguras.
Members of the Navajo Nation have the right to participate in both the sovereign Navajo Nation’s government and the federal, state, and local governments of the United States. By navigating both governments, Navajo voters can impact our daily lives and the lives of generations to come.