15 Reasons You Should Vote Today

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It’s Election Day 2014! Most of you won’t vote, but you should! Here are a few key reasons to motivate you.

1. While you’re just thinking about voting, countless Americans face huge hurdles to cast their ballot solely based on the color of their skin.

2. Joni Ernst could be the archetype for how a tea party candidate wins in a swing state.

3. People died so you could vote.

4. This born and raised Texan man will be denied the right to vote for the first time in his adult life.

5. A bunch of GOP candidates are pretending to be pro-choice.

6. Lil’ Jon is flying from Los Angeles to Atlanta because Georgia forgot to mail him an absentee ballot.

7. “Single women have the power to keep their hands on the wheel, just by showing up at the polls.

8. The men’s rights movement wants to make sure you damn well know they’re fit to change dirty diapers too.

9. We have an excellent tool to tell you exactly where to go and what to bring.

10. Thousands of people will go to the polls and vote because Duck Dynasty told them to.

11. Your crazy state legislatures are creating asinine laws.

12. We just had our 87th school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.

13. These 8 candidates might actually win.

14. Mitch McConnell sent out these mailers to suppress voting.

15. There is the possibility that at least one or two people will decide who to vote for because of Donald Trump.

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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