The stakes couldn’t be higher in the November elections. Across the country, the Republican Party is running anti-union, anti-abortion, anti-democratic extremists with ties to white supremacists. If these MAGA zealots and election deniers take over Congress and state governments, our most basic rights will be even more at risk than they already are.
Wherever you live, we urge you to vote in this election, no matter how “safe” the outcome seems in your local races. We need to send the loudest possible message against hate and bigotry next Tuesday.
You don’t have to wait either: early voting is underway. New Jersey residents can click here for instructions. Please share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, and students. Take some time in class before next Tuesday to urge your students to vote—you can point them to the voting information provided by Rutgers. If they haven’t made plans for early voting, encourage them to find out now where they have to go to vote in person on Election Day.
We all need to vote as if our rights depend on it. Because they do.
Matt, Ian, Becky, and Todd
Matthew Buckley, Member, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Ian Gavigan, Executive Council, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT