“One vote isn’t going to matter.”
“Is my vote really going to make a difference?”
“It’s just one vote.”
The ACLU of Wyoming has heard people say things like that before and wants to dispel the myth.
That’s why the ACLU is featuring videos of Wyomingites sharing the reasons why they vote as part of its voting rights campaign.
“If you think your vote doesn’t matter, I hear you,” said Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming advocacy manager. “I understand what people have to stare down every day and why they feel that way, but we do have power in our vote. People would not have worked so hard to stop us from voting if it did not give us power. Every eligible Wyoming voter has the ability to protect the health and freedoms of their friends and neighbors, just by showing up to vote – for president, of course, but also for local officials and ballot measures, which is where we see the direct impact on our lives. This year has shown just how much change is needed, but the change will not come without us showing up.”
The ACLU of Wyoming’s voting rights campaign – amplified through digital and outdoor advertising, direct mail, an expansive email program and social media outreach – is encouraging voters to make a plan to vote.
The ACLU of Wyoming has a variety of educational, print-on-demand resources available on its website, including informational brochures in English and Spanish, voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms and instructions.
Other interactive tools include a pledge to vote, a weekly voting themed podcast and a microsite called Our Vote, Our Fight, a web experience that asks people what issues are driving them to the polls, and generates customized sharable social media graphics that show why they are voting in this election and additional info about the issues at stake.
About the ACLU of Wyoming
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Wyoming is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. The team in Wyoming is supported by staff in those states.
The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of Wyoming.