Great stuff earlier this afternoon, as Jill Biden participated in a Virginia Women for Biden Early Vote Virtual Rally with Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10); former Virginia Secretary of Education and former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton; VA Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn; and Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring. The main purposes were to discuss the importance of this election and to encourage Virginia women – and everyone – to vote early, starting this Friday, September 18th.
I particularly liked how Jill Biden visualized what our lives will be like after November 3rd, when we’ve elected Joe Biden as president, “and for the first time in so long, you take a deep breath and feel light, feel hopeful, you know things are going to get so much better.” Also, as Jill Biden pointed out, “for the next 50 days, we don’t have to watch what happens, we have to decide what happens…we have the power to choose what our future could be.”
I also loved how Rep. Jennifer Wexton talked about the importance not just of winning this election, but of “crush[ing]” Trump, of “run[ning] up the score for all of the Democratic candidates.”
For her part, Anne Holton said she’s excited to vote “on opening day,” which is this Friday. Speaker Filler-Corn emphasized that, thanks to Democratic leadership, you can now vote early without any excuse or witness requirement…so, as Speaker Filler-Corn said, “go to IWillVote.com and make your plan to vote, today!” Majority Leader Charniele Herring emphasized the ability for Virginians to vote as early as September 18, all the way through the end of October, and that if you want to request a ballot by mail, do so by October 23. Also, in order to vote, you have to be a registered voter, and the deadline for that is October 13. So again, go to IWillVote.com to check your voting location, voter registration status, etc. Now, let’s win this thing and save our democracy (and our planet)!