Tomorrow is Election Day, the day we’ve been working toward for two years.
Stop for a moment and think about everything we’ve felt, everything we’ve thought, and everything we’ve done since the 2016 presidential election.
Millions of us have been on a roller coaster of emotions — from fear to anxiety to depression to anger — over the toxic political environment fueled by Trump’s hyper-partisanship and mean spirit.
Every one of us has regularly stopped and reflected on what it means for our country, for our values, and for our children. We’ve asked ourselves — Is this the leadership that represents us? Is this the type of leadership we want our children to look up to?
And with that reflection, we’ve moved into action. We have stood up and spoken out against the lies and division instigated by Trump. We have rallied and marched for women, for truth, for science, and for our very lives. And we’ve channeled our energy into organizing, registering voters, and canvassing for candidates and causes that we believe in.
It all comes down to tomorrow.
Our energy and actions these last two years won’t make a difference if we don’t get out and vote and do everything we can to make sure that every voter we know does the same.
There is way too much is at stake in this election to let any of our friends or family sit it out.
From access to health care to equality and choice, to the hope of comprehensive humane immigration reform, and to protecting our fundamental civil rights and voting rights — it’s all on the line in tomorrow’s election.
Tomorrow, it’s crucial that we all show up.
Thank you for voting. And thank you for your continued support,
California Secretary of State
P.S. Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo have adopted the Voter’s Choice Act. If you live in one of these counties, you are able to vote at any vote center in your county.