October 19 #

General election ballots are mailed to regis­tered voters.

October 29 #

Last day for in-person regis­tra­tion in order to vote in the general election.

November 6 #

General election.

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This year’s primary election saw increased voter turnout across Washington state. #

Now, it’s time to Get Out the Vote for a pro-nurse legislature!

With a couple weeks until the general election, there is still time to help candi­dates near you. In the days prior to the Election, it is impor­tant that voters who have not yet turned in their ballots receive phone calls and at-the-door contacts reminding them to cast their vote.

A quick search online can help you deter­mine your legisla­tive district, and the list of WSNA-PAC endorsed candi­dates can give you an idea of which local campaigns can use your help. To connect with your local candi­dates, simply search for their campaigns online (e.g., Emily Randall for Senate”) and then give them a call. Campaigns are always appre­cia­tive of volun­teers – especially in the final days of the election. Coordi­nate with a friend or colleague and go Get Out the Vote!

Most campaigns have two ways to volunteer:

Phone banking #

Call other voters in your district and remind them to turn in their ballot!


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Doorbelling #

Join other nurses and walk turf” in your area. The campaign will give you a map and list of house­holds to visit in a local precinct. You can have a huge impact by talking with voters at their door – nurses are the most trusted profes­sion and voters appre­ciate hearing from you in person about WSNA-PAC endorsed candidates.

There truly is so much at stake in the 2018 elections. Now more than ever, we need nurses to help Get Out the Vote for uninter­rupted meal and rest breaks, for closing the manda­tory overtime loophole, for a reduc­tion in workplace violence, for more account­ability and trans­parency from health insur­ance compa­nies, and for more support for people in our commu­ni­ties battling opioid addiction.

Let’s Get Out the Vote and elect a pro-nurse legislature!