We all know how important this midterm election is. We cannot allow a minority of people in our nation to erode decades of progress on civil rights, women’s rights, on addressing climate change, and threaten the foundations of our democracy. It is critical to support candidates and policies that promote justice, that expand our freedoms, and strengthen our democracy. Voting ourselves is not enough, we need to ensure our friends and family are also voting! Every single vote matters. Below are some non-partisan resources:

• A 15-min Voter Education video combating mis-and-dis-information, put together by the League of Women Voters

• An NC-wide non-partisan, progressive-oriented voter & info guide from Common Cause

Vote411 – League of Women Voters, non-partisan voter & candidate info website

• Link to Guilford County Board of Elections where you can look up your (or someone else’s!) specific ballot, check your registration, and see your election day polling place

• Volunteer directly with candidates, contribute financially or volunteer to make calls, knock on doors and write postcards with a local group

Hear local & state candidates hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Watch all three recordings on their Facebook page.

• Oct. 4 — BoE, Sheriff, and County Commissioners — watch the recording here

• Oct. 11, 6:30pm — U.S. House of Reps., N.C. Senate & N.C. House

• Oct. 18, 6:30pm — N.C. Supreme Court Assoc. Justices N.C. Court of Appeals

Important dates:

• Oct. 14 — last day to register *If you’ve moved recently it’s important to re-register with the new address

• Oct. 20- Nov. 5 — early voting. Schedule & locations here.

• Nov. 1 — last day to request an absentee ballot – must be in by Nov. 8

• Nov. 8 — election day — vote at your polling place