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Harris Unveils a Plan to Get Us All Voting: More Access, More Action!

Credit: NY Post

In a world where your grandma is more likely to text you than call, and where your pizza order can predict your political leanings (pineapple on pizza, anyone?), the Biden team is throwing its hat into the ring with a fresh, vibrant plan to get everybody jazzed about voting. It’s like they’re hosting the biggest, most inclusive party of the year, and you’re definitely on the guest list.

So, what’s the buzz about? Vice President Kamala Harris is spearheading this exciting initiative. Think of her as the party planner-in-chief, working tirelessly to ensure that every single American gets a VIP invite to the democracy dance. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love feeling like a VIP?

But why all the fuss, you ask? Well, it turns out some folks are trying to put a damper on our voting fiesta by introducing rules that make it tougher for people to cast their ballots. Not cool, right? But fear not, because the Biden administration is like the cool aunt and uncle who’ve just rolled into town, promising to turn things around and make sure everyone gets to the party on time, no matter where you live or how busy you are.

Here’s the lowdown on the fun stuff they’re rolling out:

  • Health Insurance Gets You More Than Just a Checkup: If you’re signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you’ll also get a little nudge (in the form of an email) reminding you to register to vote. That’s over 20 million nudges, giving a whole new meaning to “taking care of your health.”
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, Leave with a Voter Reg Form: Imagine you’re out there, taking selfies with a giant sequoia or marveling at Old Faithful, and you see a sign for Yep, that’s the plan. The Department of the Interior is making sure that America’s natural wonders include a reminder about your civic duty. Nature and democracy, a match made in heaven.
  • Language No Barrier to Democracy: Remember when voting info was only in English and Spanish? Well, times are a-changing! Now, we’re talking Chinese, Arabic, Navajo, and 17 other languages. It’s like the United Nations of voting out here.
  • Special Days to Circle on Your Calendar: VP Harris is not just about the grand gestures; she’s also about creating moments. She’s rallying the troops on three special days – Juneteenth, the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (Aug. 6), and National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 24). It’s like the trifecta of democracy celebrations.
  • Protecting Those Who Help Us Vote: With some election workers feeling the heat, the Department of Justice is stepping in like the superhero squad, training local officials on how to keep our voting heroes safe and sound.
  • Election Day = Your Day Off: And because every great party needs guests to actually show up, the administration is leading by example, allowing federal employees to take Election Day off to cast their ballots. They’re hoping other employers catch the party fever and do the same.

So there you have it, folks. The Biden administration is rolling out the red carpet, making sure your path to the voting booth is not just clear but also a fun journey. It’s like they’re saying, “Let’s make democracy a party and you’re the guest of honor.” And in a world where every voice counts, this is your chance to make yours heard loud and clear. Let’s get this democracy party started!