Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CBS News covers National Voter Registration Day 2020, which falls on the Autumnal Equinox this year

I concluded Noah, Colbert, and Meyers mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg and decry the rush to fill her seat with two paragraphs about today's holidays.
Remember, today is National Voter Registration Day. If you want to vote in Justice Ginburg's memory, be sure you're registered. If you're not, register, either at one of today's events or through TurboVote. If you are, Get #VoteReady.

I'll be back later today with a post about the Autumnal Equinox and all the other days that fall on September 22nd. Stay tuned.
I decided to forego writing writing about nearly all the myriad days that share today to focus on National Voter Registration Day.* It's an election year, which is more important than elephants, rhinos, and hobbits. I can write about those next year, should I still be around, but National Voter Registration Day won't fall on the autumnal equinox again until 2026 and it's critical my American readers are registered to vote if they're 18 or over.

To mark today's civic holiday, I'm sharing two reports from CBS News, beginning with the briefer and more recent National Voter Registration Day comes as registration is down in the U.S..

Today is National Voter Registration Day. CBS News campaign reporter Cara Korte joined CBSN to discuss why registration is down this year, and what to do if you still need to register to vote.
This clip does a good job of explaining the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on voter registration and what can and has been done about it.

The longer and slightly older National Voter Registration Day: Making sure your vote counts covers some of the same territory and more, including what to do after getting registered.

With the presidential election exactly six weeks away, National Voter Registration Day is aiming to ensure every eligible voter has the tools to make their voice heard. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted registration efforts nationwide.
Watch all the way to the end for an important item about how Florida continues to disenfranchise felons despite a referendum passing to restore them and how Michael Bloomberg is helping to fix that. Given how close Florida usually is, that could be crucial for the eventual winner of the Presidential contest.

I close today by sharing Today is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall from KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Remember, axial tilt is the reason for the season! Also remember to be sure that you are registered to vote if you are eligible!

*The one I will celebrate on this blog this year is Car Free Day. I decided not to go into the office today and work from home, since I could because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Silver linings, anyone?

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