2020. It’s here. While no one knows how it’s going to turn out, here’s one thing we do know: When you wake up on the Wednesday after Election Day, you’ll want to know you did everything you could to fight for the future of our country. Vote Save America is here to be your one-stop-shop for all the information and tools you need to make sure you do. You’ve made it here, which is a big step. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know.

What exactly is Vote Save America?

It’s a website, an initiative, and a community to help guide you through each step you need to take to make a big impact this year. At Vote Save America in 2020, you’ll be able to:

  • Register to vote or check that you’re still registered
  • Get the key election dates and deadlines for your state
  • Learn more about the candidates running for the White House, the Senate, the House, and further down the ballot
  • Find out how these elections actually work
  • Sign up for volunteer shifts with organizers or candidates that will have the most impact in your neighborhood or in battleground states
  • Donate to strategic funds to support candidates and organizers in places where your dollars can have the biggest impact on election outcomes
  • Find your polling location and learn what’s on your ballot before you vote
  • Adopt one or more of the key battleground states in a unique program that shows you how to win over voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin
  • And find a job to do this shit full-time!

The Vote Save America team worked with strategists, campaigns, and activists on the ground to deliver a clear step-by-step process to winning 2020. We’ll be rolling out these updates as the year goes by, so sign up to get each step! If you just want to vote, we’ve got you covered. If you want to make sure other Americans vote, we’ve got you covered. If you want to bury your head in the sand and forget this year is happening, we’ve got you covered. Just sign up with us and watch how fast we dig you out! We’ll use a dog, you’ll love it.

If you have any questions, comments, grammar corrections, or concerns,  shoot us an email at votesaveamerica@crooked.com.

And if you’ve read this far, here is a little treat for being so committed! You can download our exclusive phone backgrounds, desktop wallpapers, and social media shareables and avatars to turn yourself into a walking billboard for democracy. 

2020 FAQ

  • Why should I care about 2020?

    Think about any issue that matters to you. Health care. Climate change. Gun control. LGBTQ+ rights. Reproductive justice. Or maybe your pet peeve is having to avoid World War III.

    On nearly every single issue, the differences between the two major parties are larger than they’ve ever been. If you don’t participate in 2020, it’s very likely that politics will continue exactly as it’s been going for the last several years and provide zero worthwhile results. If you do participate, you can help deliver tangible progress on the issues that matter most to you.

  • OK I know I’ll vote, but why do I need to do anything else?

    The 2020 election is going to be incredibly close.

    In the 2018 midterms, one of the main reasons we saw such a huge change is because so many new voters turned out. And those people didn't just wake up on Election Day and decide to go to the polls. They turned out because people like you knocked on their doors, called them, told them how important the election was, and persuaded them to register and vote.

    Did we mention it’s fun? You'll meet people. You’ll feel good about yourself. This is a frustrating, exhausting time, but you can either sit on your couch and stew about it, or you can go out there and make some good trouble.

  • I live in a very red or very blue state, does my vote matter?

    There are very few places in this country where there won't be a race where you can make a real difference. Later this year, we’ll have your whole ballot available so you can find out everything you’ll be voting on ahead of time. Whether it's a congressional seat, state legislative seat, a District Attorney’s race, a local ballot intiative -- there will be a close election nearby calling your name. No excuses! We’re leaving the excuses in 2019.

    And it’s not just your vote that matters: You can call people in other states and visit other states. You probably live within a short drive to a toss-up congressional race. Basically: You matter!

  • What if I don’t like the nominee?

    Would you rather Donald Trump be our president for another four years? If so, then vote for him. If not, then here's what you should remember.

    The primary process is the chance for Democrats of all stripes to come together and debate and argue and choose who is going to be the person who represents us in November. In a primary this competitive, most of us are going to vote for somebody that in all likelihood isn't going to be the nominee. And that's OK.

    Whether you wanted somebody who was more progressive or more moderate, if you were looking for someone with a different set of policies, you should continue to fight for those policies when the new president takes office. Put pressure on them every single day. Keep fighting. The struggle doesn't end. But if you don't do everything you can to help win this election, you won't have any power after that. Having a seat at the table means being at the table before, during and after we've done our part.

  • Why should I believe anything is going to change in this election?

    In 2019, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear won by roughly 5,000 votes. Within weeks of being sworn in, he restored voting rights for returning citizens. In 2017, a handful more people showed up in a single Virginia district to vote, and it led to thousands of people getting health insurance who didn’t have it. In an election this close, in a country this polarized, a handful of votes can literally make the difference between life and death.

    If you’re not happy with the eventual nominee and are thinking about sitting this one out, think about the most vulnerable person in your life. If the next Democratic president didn't extend health insurance to one more person in the country, they would still be saving 20 million people who would be losing theirs if Trump stayed in office. And that's just one example of what's at stake in this election.

  • Are we going to win?

    Up to you! It’s in your hands. Stop reading polls. Take all your worry and anxiety and use it. Make a call. Knock on a door. It'll come down to you. So let’s go win this thing.

  • Who are you people?

    This website is run by the Vote Save America team at Crooked. We love democracy and civic participation. Too much, really. We're seeing someone about it.