By David Luna, Executive Director
Tomorrow we vote.
The outcome of this election will have enormous consequences on policies that shape the lives of poor families.
The makeup of our elected officials after Tuesday will determine which policies are maintained, enacted, improved, or made worse.
Over the past few months, we have shared resources and opportunities from across the Equal Voice Network highlighting three priority issue areas for Election 2018: immigration, health care, and criminal justice reform.
Across these areas, there are profoundly important choices to be made.
Will inhumane practices—such as family separation or lengthy detention—be used as cruel, oversimplified deterrents to undocumented immigration? Or will our legislators engage in honest, good-faith debate that seeks principled and humane solutions?
On health care:
Will the protections of the ACA be kept in place—for example, coverage for people with pre-existing conditions? Or will there be renewed efforts to repeal and replace it?
On criminal justice:
Will people returning from incarceration continue to be denied the right to vote? Or are we serious about reintegrating these millions of people into our democratic systems?
Your voice on these issues matters.
We, together, must decide, through our choice of elected officials, what kind of nation and communities we will be.
We need to do our best to assess where the candidates stand on these issues, and we need to choose candidates that will make our lives better.
The time for wielding this momentum is now. It’s time to make our voice heard where it matters most: the ballot box. Vote for your issues. Vote for your families. Vote.
Our call for this election, and for our future, remains resolute: Families Must Be Heard.