✨The CA State Asm Governance Committee is hearing AB 2165, to MAKE ELECTION DAY A HOLIDAY this Wednesday afternoon, Apr 4!✨

California residents may submit a letter of support by faxing the committee at 916-319-3979‼️

In 2014, California had historically low voter turnout — only 42% of registered voters participated in the general election, 25% in the primary. Different reasons are cited for not voting after elections, but one of the most consistent reasons: work or school conflicts.
According to Pew Research Center, work and school conflicts were the *most* common reason that eligible voters did not vote in 2014. In fact, 35 percent of respondents answered that scheduling conflicts with work or school prevented them from getting to the polls.
Nationwide, turnout in 2014 was under 37%. Overall turnout rarely breaks 60%. The US ranks 120 out of 169 countries for average voter turnout. Many nations that outperform us have one simple thing in common: they have the day off on #ElectionDay
While the causes of lower voter turnout are many & the proposed solutions are varied, we believe that Californians should be doing everything within our power to make it easier for people to vote. This means removing any and all barriers to the polls. #ProtectOurVotes
An #ElectionDayHoliday would help expand access & draw attention to midterms. It would commit CA to civic engagement by making clear: not only is voting a right & a responsibility, we take it seriously enough to set aside our work obligations to ensure we can all carry it out.
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