We asked our members about their experiences with vote by mail. Here are a few of their responses:

#ProtectTheVote

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"I've voted by mail the past 5 years because I work in a hospital and I can't always sneak away long enough to go in person. I LOVE it! It makes it so I can research the candidates and/or actions with the ballot in front of me." — Becca
“I am a visually impaired Arizona resident who has used mail-in ballots for years. Since I live in a town without public transportation, a mail-in ballot is sometimes the only way I can vote. I love being able to research everything on the ballot before mailing it in.” — Renee
"I love vote by mail. I sit down with my ballot and research different topics for about a week. As a teacher, I don't have to worry about trying to get to the polls between when school ends and still pick up my kids from daycare on time. ...
"Arizona also allows you to drop off your mail-in ballot at the polling place, so still no waiting in line — drop it in the locked box and be on your way. The ability to check that your ballot was, in fact, counted is great too. — Jean

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May 29, 2021
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM MWEG ON THE JAN 6 COMMISSION
On Jan. 6, 2021, violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol with the stated intent to subvert the democratically manifested will of the American people and stop the peaceful transition of power.
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These unprecedented events caused irreparable harm. Amid the throng of insurrectionists, several lost their lives and hundreds were injured. Slow law enforcement and military response exposed national security risks, fractured citizens' trust, and weakened our nation.
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Yesterday the Capitol was the site of a quieter and perhaps more lasting assault. Rejecting good faith efforts on the part of Democratic leadership to construct a bipartisan investigative commission, GOP leadership and 35 senators effectually sided with the insurrectionists.
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Nov 21, 2020
@mattdizwhitlock Quick reminder: our faith has a lay clergy & spiritual credentialing isn't a thing. Messages of faith aren't legitimized through attendance in 1 hour classes in HS (you) or by earning 2 Masters and a PhD from the prestigious Union Seminary (@ReverendWarnock) 1/8
People of good faith have a right to share their beliefs regardless. God doesn’t care about degrees. And disqualifying someone from political service because your interpretation of their beliefs doesn’t align with yours is an act of bad faith. Both religiously and politically 2/8
This pernicious technique has regularly been applied to members of our own faith. It is toxic. But perhaps worse, it has historically been used to disqualify Black Americans. It was regularly used against MLK. 3/8
Read 8 tweets
Oct 13, 2020
You've heard of #QAnon. But do you know what it's all about?
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So why has QAnon amassed a following? Its believers feel disenfranchised & think they're insiders in an information war. It harnesses fears and creates a sense of community. Some women link their maternal call to protect the innocent with Q's anti-child-trafficking messaging.
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QAnon IS dangerous. Followers have been arrested for violence and have spread racist/anti-Semitic rhetoric. Q has hindered human rights/public health efforts by perpetuating myths. QAnon erodes a sense of shared truth and values, causing cynicism, division, and disengagement.
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Oct 13, 2020
Make sure each eligible voter in your social circle:

1. is registered to vote.
2. has a voter plan.
3. is prepared to be an informed #PrincipledVoter.

That is far more effective than this "doomscrolling" situation happening on here.

#GrowYourVote, not your eye strain.
It's as simple as this:
"Hey Stacy, I was just wanting to check in. I remember you had moved over the summer. Did you get your voter registration updated? This link will help you check your registration. p2a.co/XxqPyzb/voter-…
I just checked mine too!"
You can also call up your old college roommate who says "politics isn't for me" and talk about the issues that matter to you. Help them see how policy impacts their lives and those around them. Do they care about education policy? Clean air? Racial injustice?
Talk to them.
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Oct 2, 2020
Thanks @LizMair! Exciting to see MWEG in the New York Times.
For the first time in our lives, women of our faith have the opportunity to have an impact in a national election create a more expansive political environment within our communities. nytimes.com/2020/10/02/opi…
Executive Director, @EmmaMWEG, said “While our members fall all over the political spectrum, we have found that many continue to become more frustrated with rhetoric and policies from this president’s administration and how it doesn’t match their values.”
Being frustrated with our political system is simply not enough. Our #GrowYourVote toolkit is explicitly designed to help you amplify your voice and find other principled voters in your communities. Sometimes democracy is easy, right now it is hard.
mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/grow-your-vote
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Sep 30, 2020
Are you tired of scrolling on here and reading another of the same hot takes of last night's debate? We get it. We find that too many of us disengage from real action during times of information overload. So we have a way to help channel your anxiety over election season....
Last night, step one of the #GrowYourVote campaign launched. It's simple.
1. Click on this link. mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/grow-your-vote
2. Download the tracking sheets.
3. Download the part 1 guide.

Follow the directions and watch your political power grow.
Our guide is filled with resources to identify people you know who need a last-minute reminder to register to vote or *update* registration (we're lookin at you, college kids). We will provide ideas for effective social media engagement and how to partner within your community.
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