Election 2018 ~ Midterm Elections

NEW YORK PRIMARY: September 13. GENERAL ELECTION: November 6, 2018. Register to Vote!

Vote in the Midterm Elections

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
General Election
Vote for someone who looks like you, walks like you, and talks like you

Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator for New York

NY’s junior Senator since 2006 cares about workers, students and families

Nydia Velázquez U.S. Representative NY District 7 is Puerto Rican

Manhattan LOWER EAST SIDE, EAST VILLAGE ~ Brooklyn BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BUSHWICK, CARROLL GARDENS, GREENPOINT, RED HOOK, WILLIAMSBURG, ~ Queens MASPETH, RIDGEWOOD, WOODSIDE ~ First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress

The 2018 Midterm Elections elect:

  • The entire U.S. House of Representatives
  • 35 U.S. Senators
  • 39 State Governors
  • Many state and local positions

Midterm elections are so-called because they fall in the middle of the president’s four-year term.

These Midterm elections are particularly important because state governors will control how voting districts are redrawn after the 2020 census.

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According to the Pew Research Center, 27.3 million Latinos represented 11% of eligible voters in the last Federal election in 2016.

We had the largest increase in eligible voters of any racial or ethnic group. Latino voters increased in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida and Nevada.

However, our impact is blunted by the fact that less than 50 percent of Hispanic eligible voters actually vote. Whites and Blacks vote at rates above 60 percent.

So we didn’t vote and we got Trump.

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Battleground races are those that will decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.

The battleground states are:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota (special)
  • Mississippi (special)
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • West Virginia

Do you have family in any of these states? Talk with them about how important it is for us to vote. Teach a child how our country works and how to vote.

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