September is Hunger Action Month – a month when we all unite to end hunger and its root causes. After some monumental advocacy wins this summer, our focus this September is ensuring that all of us are ready to take part in the 2022 elections.
Election day is Tuesday, November 8th. Ending hunger starts at the polls — to go beyond food and fully eradicate hunger, we need a government that is accountable to, and inclusive of everyone. Every election is a pivotal step in our journey to eliminating hunger, and this year is no different.
Here are some things to keep in mind as we approach November’s election.
We’re 68 days away from election day. If you’re the kind of person who wonders why you’re seeing holiday items at the store in August, you might also be wondering why we’re talking about voting a full two-months ahead of November 8th. Here’s why:
Voting: More days, more ways
Voters in California have more days and more ways to vote. All registered voters in California will receive a ballot in the mail starting the week of October 10th – almost a month before election day! You can cast your ballot through the mail (no postage necessary) or drop it off at a ballot-drop box as soon as it hits your mailbox. If you prefer to vote in-person, polling places will open on October 29th.
There’s a lot on the ballot
The long list of choices on our ballots can feel overwhelming. As voters we’re asked to decide on local and state ballot measures and to choose who will represent us in multiple levels of government. Every one of these choices shapes the playing field for our fight to end hunger.
The good news is that we’re here to help! Visit accfb.org/vote today. You can Register to vote, check or update your registration, and learn about what’s on your ballot. We’ll be updating this page regularly leading up to election day with more information about candidates and ballot measures!
Every voice matters
Government accountability is vital to the eradication of hunger, and it’s important that every voice is heard. The movement is stronger with you in it. Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts and follow us on social media. That way, you’ll be the first to know when it’s time to contact your representative and how we can vote out hunger at the polls this year.
Spread the word and share! We want to ensure our community is prepared to vote and that your voice is heard.
The ACCFB Policy & Partnerships Team