Why It's Vital to Vote This Election Day!

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This Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, millions of voters will head to the polls and stand up for what matters most in our communities and our lives. Nationwide, more than 5,500 races and ballot initiatives will be decided this election season. These races are about jobs, economic security, the environment, health care and more. It's likely that your community is holding a number of elections that directly impact your friends and family. It's vital that we all weigh in.

There's a reason why Lyndon B. Johnson called the vote "the most powerful instrument ever devised by man" and why Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters, called it "the emblem of our equality." Voting is the very foundation of our great democracy...

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