If we want to protect the places we love—our mountains, forests, deserts, or oceans—it starts by voting. Sounds simple, right? However, our track record isn’t too great: Thirty-five percent of 18-29-year-olds, who said they “definitely voted” in the 2014 midterm election, in fact, didn't actually vote. Yikes. We can do better this November and Protect Our Winters wants to make the process as easy as possible.
Protect Our Winters’ Make A Plan To Vote tool goes beyond other voting and registration tools, guiding people the whole way through their chosen route to the ballot box--whether voting by mail or in person--not just redirecting to a state website. POW’s tool is especially helpful in navigating unseen obstacles like additional paperwork and needing an excuse to vote by mail in some states (spoiler alert: COVID-19 is a reason for everyone). POW’s MakeaDamnPlan.org tool will even mail materials including a stamped return envelope that is needed to register to vote by mail in some states.
So make a plan, and be ready to cast your ballot come this November.