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According to the Center for American Women and Politics, about 64 percent of women eligible to vote went to the polls in the last presidential election; for women ages 18-24, the number was just 45 percent.
Those numbers aren’t nearly high enough in any election, but especially this time around. You didn’t need to watch Monday night’s debate to know that this year’s presidential contest is unprecedented. For women especially, so much hangs in the balance.
Every woman in the United States can and should exercise her hard-won right to choose the candidate she feels can best lead our country. Which is why Racked has teamed up with over 50 other magazines and digital media brands with largely female audiences to push for a change in those numbers under a unifying banner: #OurVoteCounts.
As a group of media companies, our readers are diverse in almost every way, women of varied interests, ages, and races; they differ in their politics and their geography and their faiths. But we are committed to ensuring that all voices are heard in this election.
Together with Rock the Vote, the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country helping to build longterm political strength for young people, we pledge to register at least 100,000 women to vote before November 8th. Just click on the tool below to get started; if you’re already registered, send it to those who aren’t.
We believe the world is both better and stronger when women are heard, and we want to do our part to make that happen. Quite simply: Our Vote Counts.