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Never you fear!

This Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is Election Day in a number of states and counties across the country, including Virginia and the city of Baltimore, MD.

  • In Virginia, polls open 6am and close 7pm.  Use the Virginia State Board of Elections website to find your local polling station and learn about voting in Virginia.
  • In Baltimore, polls will be open 7am to 8pm. Use the Maryland State Board of Elections website to find your local polling station and learn about voting in Maryland.
  • In Mississipi, voters will decide whether or not to approve Ballot Initiative 26, a fetal personhood amendment that would legally label fertilized eggs as a person from the moment of conception.  Check out Loretta Ross’s great post about the race, class, and gender implications of the amendment and how the feminist movement can organize around this issue.
  • The District of Columbia is not holding elections on the 8th.  The next election will be a primary on April 3, 2012.  Use the DC Board of Elections and Ethics website to learn about voting in DC.

The votes you cast in these important elections affect your family, community, the country, and the lives of billions of people around the world. Anti-abortion legislators and organizations are mobilizing across the country to ban abortion and limit our reproductive freedoms, so fight back this Tuesday by casting your ballot for a progressive, just future.

To get you excited for the election, here is a classic feminist call-to-arms ditty from the movie Mary Poppins:

Womankind, arise! Now go vote on Tuesday the 8th!

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