Get Out the Vote

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Originally posted on September 14, 2020

On Friday, September 18, Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) virtually presented its internal Town Hall which consisted of voting discussions, policy initiatives, and guest speakers: Ebony Staton-Weidman and Salima Pace. 

Staton-Weidman and Pace shared their thoughts on voting with MCC employees. They discussed the importance of voting and how voting is the “ first simple act of giving back.” Staton-Weidman, MCC board member, and Southeast PA Director for US Senator Bob Casey encouraged MCC employees to vote. “Voting is empowerment,” said Staton-Weidman. Her words left MCC feeling hopeful and wanting to make an impact in the upcoming election. Following Staton-Weidman, Pace who is a former MCC client, now co-chair of MCC’s Celebrating Mothers Brunch, and newly elected Secretary-Treasurer of District 1199C National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees gave a powerful speech to inspire the MCC community. 

We do not have the right not to vote. Our responsibility is to vote and encourage everyone around us to vote,” said Pace. 

Election day is quickly approaching and the upcoming 2020 election has the potential to impact the future of MCC’s services and programs. From now until the election, we will encourage members of our community to vote and give them the knowledge to do so. With that, we have created flyers in English and Spanish that will give our clients the tools to vote. Please read below for more voter information! 

**MCC is a 501(c)(3), we do not directly or indirectly participate in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate. **

Get Out the Vote Flyer

Key Deadlines

October 19, 2020 – Last day to register to vote 

October 27, 2020 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot 

November 3, 2020 – General election (Polls open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.), absentee ballots must be received no later than 8 p.m. 

Who Can Vote?

  • U.S. Citizens
  • State Residents
  • Anyone 18 years or older

How to Register

If you are registering to vote in Pennsylvania, click here

If you are registering to vote in New Jersey, click here

Know Your Rights!

  • If you decide to vote in-person and you show up before the polling place closes, stay in line.
  • If they request an ID and you do not have it, request a provisional ballot.
  • Voting Rights Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Mail-In Voting

  • Don’t wait until the deadline! USPS estimates a 14-day turnaround for mail-in ballots.
  • Apply online or by mail, all you need is your ID.
  • Click here to register for mail-in voting.