As promised, here is our #BlueWave Interview with Julia Bryan, International Chair of @DemsAbroad!

9M Americans live overseas. I asked, how do you turn out those votes & how can we help? Read it here:
politicalcharge.org/2018/08/22/blu…
A highlight from the interview ⬇️
Q: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about mobilizing the overseas vote?
Julia Bryan: Everyone can be an advocate for overseas voting! [S]omething you may not know is that the more connections someone has to other Americans, and the more often they hear that Americans they know are voting, the more likely they are to vote.
That means that if you live overseas, we hope you won’t be shy in posting online or talking to colleagues and friends that you’ll be voting this year.
Your posts will probably reach someone in the States who knows someone else overseas. Even talking about it with local friends is a good idea. You never know what they may tell their other American friends who say they’re not voting this year!
Read the full interview at Political Charge here:
politicalcharge.org/2018/08/22/blu…

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Hear about their inspiring work tackling #VoterSuppression. Read a couple of highlights in this thread, and read it in full here:
politicalcharge.org/2018/09/12/blu…
Christina on the need for an organization like Spread the Vote: “Never before in the history of America have we had to organize to get people IDs.”
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politicalcharge.org/2018/08/08/blu…
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Can you have any influence over how the polls are run?

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ALABAMA, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, INDIANA, MAINE, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA & VIRGINIA

They are home to more than a quarter of the nation’s registered voters.
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